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Portion of SABIC sold to another Saudi company By Dave Pearce In a surprise move, at least to Posey County government officials this week, representatives of SABIC announced that Saudi Aramco signed a share purchase agreement to acquire a 70 percent majority stake in SABIC from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia in a private transaction. The agreed purchase price for the shares is SAR 123.40 per share, totaling SAR 259.125 billion, which is equivalent to USD

$69.1 billion. According to a company press release, the remaining 30 percent publicly traded shares in SABIC are not part of the transaction, and Saudi Aramco has advised that it has no plans to acquire these remaining shares. The transaction is subject to certain closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. SABIC officials declined to comment on the purchase or affect it could have on the Posey County

plant. When contacted, media relations officials indicated “we are not granting interviews at this time.” In a separate correspondence with The Posey County News, company officials offered an explanation as to why the acquisition would be a good thing.. “As you know, our industry is experiencing robust demand growth and greater competition for energy, feedstock and market access. At the same time, petrochemicals are ex-

pected to be the fastest growing sector of oil demand to 2040,” the letter stated. “Today’s agreement will enable us to compete more effectively by complementing Saudi Aramco’s strengths, crude oil and gas availability, downstream assets, and ability to invest for growth at a very large scale, with SABIC’s capabilities, petrochemical assets, channels, and access to market,” the letter continued.

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Clowers is Superior Court judge By Dave Pearce Posey County Superior Court, the Honorable Judge Travis Clowers. It has a nice ring to it and with an appointment from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, it will become reality in the next few weeks. Current Posey County Prosecutor Clowers applied for the job when Judge Brent Almon announced late last year that he would be stepping down in late February. On Wednesday, Holcomb announced that Clowers would be the replacement. “By virtue of the power vested in me as Governor of the State of Indiana, and pursuant to the Indiana Constitution and the laws of the State of Indiana, it is my pleasure to appoint you as judge of the Posey County Superior Court,” Holcomb said in a letter to Clowers. The appointment came as no huge surprise to those who are familiar with Clowers and his record as Posey County Prosecutor. He is currently serving his third term after defeating a multi-term incumbent in his first bid for politi-

cal office. His record in court speaks for itself but Clowers is quick to point the credit in other directions. “I was so fortunate to work with such good law enforcement,” Clowers said Travis Clowers of his success in the office of prosecutor. “And to have such a good team in the prosecutor’s office. I will always be proud of what we were able to do while we were here.” Clowers took very seriously the responsibil-

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New Harmony Dollar General Store employee Candace Randall enjoys some of the stores first customers after opening in New Harmony on Monday. Customers John Lyke and Bridgett Winerberger visit the store here on Friday, March 29, 2019. An official grand opening has been set for April 6 at 8 a.m.. The first 200 customers in the store will receive a tote with samples and other free items. The first 50 customers will receive $10 gift cards (one per family). Photo by Theresa Bratcher

Owens to head Posey Chamber Trail becomes reality

The new Posey County Director of the Southwestern Indiana Chamber of Commerce is busy learning the ins and outs of his new position. Photo by Pam Robinson In addition, Owens worked at By Pam Robinson Randy Owens, the new Posey Bristol-Myers Squibb for almost County Director of the Southwest 33 years. The last 16 years with the Indiana Chamber can certainly call company, he spent in Mount Vernon this area his home. For 33 of the past in Quality, Packaging, and Regula38 years, the Lewisport, Kentucky, tory. His educational background native and his wife, Cindy (a Mount has prepared him to lead as well. He Vernon native) have lived in Posey earned a bachelor’s degree in chemisCounty. The two were married at try from Murray State University and Faith United Methodist Church in a master’s degree in industrial manMount Vernon in 1981, a year after agement from University of Southern meeting at Murray State University. Indiana. He seeks the best interests of Posey Their two children and now five grandchildren have been raised in people, for he knows many of them, and wants to meet and come to know this area.

the remainder. “I have children, grandchildren, friends, and acquaintances who live in Posey County. I would love for the entire county to thrive so that everyone could enjoy a great quality of life,” Owens states. “I think when it comes to our communities, we should seek a win-win relationship with our neighbors and local businesses. I truly believe in the slogan, ‘Together We Thrive.’” To reach that goal, Owens encourages area consumers to develop a buy-local mentality. “I’ve come to the realization it is better to spend four or five dollars more locally than it is to get on Amazon or some other website and purchase things,” he states. “I think you’re being a better community citizen if you shop locally wherever possible.” Likewise, he wants to build Chamber membership to increase visibility for local merchants and to increase business networking opportunities. Owens points out such tangible benefits as the Chamber’s free ad package for new members help to promote business. He’s introducing new tangibles as well—namely, featuring a Posey County business periodically on the Posey Office Facebook page, which provides local Chamber news.

By Lois Mittino Gray Under New Business at the March 28, Mount Vernon Board of Works meeting, Mount Vernon Mayor Bill Curtis was visibly elated to finally get to invite the public to the Main Street Trail Groundbreaking Ceremony. It is slated for Tuesday, April 9 at 9:30 a.m. on the vacant city lot at the corner of Second and Main streets. If it rains, he added that the ceremony will move to inside the local American Legion. Board Member Larry Williams exclaimed, “Great news. This has been You’re Invited a long time coming.” Curtis agreed, to the saying, “It was touch and go there for Main Street Trail a while. It was getting a little pricey. Groundbreaking There are a lot of people involved in Ceremony it: public, private and corporate. Let’s Tuesday, April 9, 2019 hope it all goes well.” 9:30 a.m. at the vacant city The five million dollar project was lot at the corner of Second made possible by a grant from the and Main Streets. Indiana Department of TransportaWe are excited about this tion, local funds, and many generous project and can’t wait to see it donors. The Trail project was almost completed. Hope each of you will be able to join us in this scuttled, due to its rising costs, after celebration. the grant was delayed and finally got on track again. It is the second step, phase two, of the downtown improvement initiative from Riverbend Park up Main Street to Sixth Street. It will eventually end at Brittlebank Park in other phases. The trail will have new street lighting and sidewalks, new plantings, and a pocket park near the City Hall. Eyesore property will be purchased for demolition, all adding to the revitalization of the downtown area. The Mayor said residents will see the start of the project on March 29. He said signs will be going up concerning the construction and some

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Tender to the touch Heberer’s gift of nursing has affected both plants and people By Pam Robinson Mount Vernon native Judy Heberer has spent a lifetime as a nurse to people and plants. She has left a little sparkle wherever she goes in the bright smiles and brilliant blooms she has nurtured to good health. The 73-year-old professional has graced most households and landmarks around Mount Vernon with her special touch. Although her parents, Bertha Marie (Bayer) and Henry Lang, started out in the house at the corner of Third and Park in Mount Vernon, they moved their family of three children in due time to the country and farm life. “I’m a farm girl, so it’s in my genes,” Judy states about flower gardening. “My mother, aunts, and cousins all had beautiful gardens.” Needless to say, Judy was in 4-H close to 10 years and learned to sew and bake as well as to appreciate forestry. She was the runner-up in the 4-H Queen contest in 1963. While growing up on the farm, Judy watched her mother not only tend a beautiful garden, but also share her compassion with the patients of several doctors in Mount Vernon and, later, with the elders for whom she provided in-home care. Her diary reveals her interest in Mount Vernon resident Judy Heberer stands near her colorful decohealthcare, also passed down to her daughter. rations in her yard. Her yard has long been a showplace. Photo by Pam Immediately following her graduation from Mount Robinson Vernon High School with the Class of 1963, Judy started married her high school sweetheart, Don Heberer, at her home classes at Evansville School of Practical Nursing. A week after completing her LPN training, on September 19, 1964, she church, Trinity United Church of Christ, in Mount Vernon. While her three daughters were toddlers, Judy taught the

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three-year-olds at Trinity Weekday Nursery School. Soon enough, the nursing profession called her. She worked first for Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Afterward, she worked for family practice doctors: Dr. John Vogel, Dr. Gordon Vogel, and Dr. William Sutton. Detassling corn and working as a lifeguard and swimming instructor while growing up had taught Judy a strong work ethic and a love for helping people. Until her retirement, she worked outside the home. She semi-retired from Dr. Sutton in 1996 and worked part-time at Solarbron as well. Her battle with breast cancer in 2008 forced her to stop working a while, but she wouldn’t be beat and returned to work. She ultimately retired from paying work in 2010. Her volunteer commitments have kept her on the rolls of the actively working. Judy had always stayed busy with her own home flower gardens from the starts handed down by her mother aunts, and cousins. “When they started downsizing, they would share seeds and plants with me,” she explains. With her semi-retirement in 1996, however, Judy yearned to do more. She started taking the Master Gardener class. At the same time, she listened intently while a cousin told her volunteer gardeners were being recruited for the West

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Posey County Republican Party 2019 Lincoln Dinner Friday, April 5, 6 p.m. social, buffet 6:30 p.m. New Harmony Inn Conference Center Public Meeting on Wind Turbines Friday, April 5, 6:30 p.m. North Posey High School, PV New Harmony Town Wide Yard Sale Saturday, April 6 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., NH Friends of APL Book Sale Friday, April 5, 1 - 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. Noon Sunday, April 7, 1 - 4 p.m. Alexandrian Public Library, MV Arts N Antiques Stroll Saturday, April 6 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., NH

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CAUCUS SET The Posey County Republican Party has scheduled a caucus for April 7, 2019 at 4 p.m. at the Robinson Conservation Club to select the next Posey County Prosecutor. Those who are interested in filing should contact Greg Newman at least 72 hours prior to the caucus at ganewman@tds.net or 812-480-3893.

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APRIL 2, 2019 Paul Kuhn Paul Keith Kuhn, 64, of Mount Vernon, Ind., passed away March 29, 2019. He was born December 12, 1954 in Evansville, Ind., to the late Paul Francis and Irma (Craig) Kuhn. Keith owned and operated Keith Kuhn and Sons Excavating. He was a past member of Black Township Fire and Rescue and past President of the Posey County Fair Board where he was a member for over 25 years. Keith was also a member of Saint Matthew Catholic Church and the Mount Vernon Conservation Club. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Karen (Turner) Kuhn; sons, Keith Aaron (Laura) Kuhn and Paul Kevin (Erin) Kuhn; daughter, Kara (Clint) Beste; grandchildren, Dalton, Mallory, Natalie, Dillon, Oakley and Presley Kuhn and Bo and Raelyn Beste; sisters, Marsha (Paul) Sharber and Shirley Volk; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held

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10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Saint Matthew Catholic Church, 421 Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon, Ind.,, with Fr. James Sauer and Rev. Nathanial Denning officiating and burial to follow in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2019 at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main Street, Mount Vernon, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Hospital or Saint Matthew Cemetery Fund. Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com.

Danny Jo Givens, 69, of Mount Vernon, Ind., passed away March 29, 2019 at his home. He was born April 18, 1949 in Evansville, Ind., to the late Stacy P. and Carol (Watson) Givens. Danny was a 1967 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. He graduated cum laude from the University of Southern Indiana in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Danny was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a self-employed pediatric occupational therapist. Danny enjoyed fishing, camping, reading, history and aviation. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Monika (Papic) Givens; son, Jeffrey D. (Courtney) Givens; daughter, Lisa Powers; grandchildren, Marshall and Micah Powers, Isaac, Isaiah, Nolan and Lily Givens; sisters, Judith (Warren) Housley, Carolyn Thompson and Nancy Butler; nephew, Blain (Sara) Newman; nieces, Gina (Jeff) Newman, Stacey (Scott)

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Simpson and Julia (Daniel) Waterman. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main Street, Mount Vernon, Ind., with burial to follow in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Experiencing Autism Together. Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com.

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John Paul John H. Paul, 93, of Poseyville, IN, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the West River Health Campus. John was born November 20, 1925 in Posey County, Ind., to the late William and Mary A. (Titzer) Paul. He worked for Bucyrus Erie for 31 years before retiring in 1982. John was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II on the USS Noble and a life member of VFW Post 6576 in Wadesville. John was a member of Saint Wendel Catholic Church and the Knights of Saint John at Saint Wendel. John was a loving, kind and caring husband to his wife, Martha E. (Schenk) Scheller Paul for 33 years until her death in 2008. He was a hard-working man who took pride in his large garden and was an avid clabber player. Surviving John are three daughters, Carolyn (Ivan) Reidford of Poseyville, Monica (George) Espenlaub of Baytown, Texas, and Tina (Jeff) Pate of Saint Wendel; sons, Daniel Scheller, of Evansville, John Scheller of Poseyville and Ronald (Karol) Scheller of Evansville; one sister, Betty (Ed) Helfert of Poseyville; a daughter-inlaw, Mary Scheller; a sisterin-law Gloria Paul; nineteen grandchildren; forty-one great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents

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and wife, John was preceded in death by sons, Kenneth and David Scheller; sisters, Loretta Elpers and Mary Ann Eickhoff; brothers, Wilfred, Bill, Anthony and James Paul and by a daughter-inlaw, Cathy Scheller. There was a Mass of Christian Burial held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2019 at Saint Wendel Catholic Church, Rev. Ed Schnur officiating. Burial will follow in the Saint Wendel Church Cemetery. Friends visited with family from 2 until 7 p.m. on Sunday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 West Franklin Street, where there was a memorial service conducted by the church at 4 p.m. Friends also visited with the family from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Monday at Saint Wendel Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Wendel Catholic Church, 10542 West Boonville New Harmony Road, Evansville, IN 47720. Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.

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Audrey Ann Warrick, 82, of Mount Vernon, Ind., passed away on Saturday evening, March 30, 2019 at Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on November 27, 1936 in McLeansboro, Ill., the daughter of Russell and Lula (Elder) Pemberton. She married Elwood (Woody) Warrick on June 25, 1954 and he preceded her in death on February 13, 2003. Audrey graduated from McLeansboro High School, where she was active in band and theater. She was a former parking meter attendant. She worked for many years as secretary to the Street Department and retired from there. She enjoyed writing poems about life and was an excellent pianist. Mrs. Warrick is survived by children, Douglas Warrick, Luann Warrick (fiancé, Randy Adams), Tina (Brett) Newman, Bill (Mary) Warrick and Phyllis “PJ” (Ray) Muller; grandchildren, Joshua Whitlow, Amber (Ben) Hanson, Ryan (Regina) Smith, Katie (Rico) Santiago, Jeremiah (Amanda Danielle) Daniels ; Shannon Beno, Matthew Warrick, Rex Warrick, Elizabeth Warrick, Jason Muller, Jeremy Muller, Dax Newman, Megan Newman and Carmen Barnett; several great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild;

sisters, Phyllis Greer and Mary Braun; sisters-in-law, Carol Pemberton and Barbara Warrick Kimble; and Stephanie West “Bonus Daughter,” Joselyn Hicks “Special Friend,” and Sue Rose “Her Hero.” She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood (Woody), parents, and brothers, Roland Pemberton, John Pemberton and Bill Pemberton, and her precious dog, Chief. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Visitation will be from Noon until the time of the service. Burial will be in Stokes Chapel Cemetery, Crossville, Ill. Memorials may be made to Riley’s Children’s Hospital or Mount Vernon Homeless Shelter. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com

Douglas R. Fieber, 71, of New Harmony, Indiana, born August 14, 1947 to Ray and Elberta (Wasson) Fieber in Evansville, Indiana, passed away March 30 2019 at his residence near New Harmony, Indiana. He worked at Continental Grain in Mount Vernon, Indiana and Harmonie State Park in New Harmony, Indiana. Surviving are his mother: Elberta Fieber; his wife: Linda (Lewis) Fieber; two daughters: Farrah Kinder and April Fieber all of New Harmony, Indiana and seven grandchildren. Preceding him in death was his father: Ray Fieber and an infant brother. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the Werry Funeral Home in New Harmony, Indiana with burial in Old Beech Cemetery near New

Harmony, Indiana. Visitation will be 12-2 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Werry Funeral Home, PO Box 575, New Harmony, Indiana 47631 to help defray funeral expenses. Envelops will be available at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at: www.werryfuneralhomes.com.

Raymond York Raymond A. “Ray” York, 74, of Carmi, passed away at 11:08 a.m., Monday, March 25, 2019 at his residence. He was born in McLeansboro, Ill., on January 29, 1945 the son of Adrian and Wilma (Turner) York. Ray married Janis Kay Michels on June 30, 1973. He served in the United States Army reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant. Ray served during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Bronze Star, Oak Leaf Cluster and Meritorious Service Award. He was a member of the Ridge Baptist Church in Grayville, Ill., where he was a deacon and taught Sunday School. Ray enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching the Baltimore Orioles. Ray was an avid reader, but his favorite activity was spending time with his grandchildren. Ray began his teaching career at Mill Shoals, teaching for two years prior to entering the Army in 1968. Upon his discharge in 1970 Ray returned to teaching for one year at Mill Shoals. He then began teaching at Washington School in Carmi, where he taught social studies for thirty years. While at Washington School, Ray coached basketball, baseball, and track, in addition to coaching many Little League teams in Carmi. Ray is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jan; two sons, Brooks (Anna) York, of Carmi and Brent (Ka-

tie) York, of Mount Vernon, Ind.; four grandchildren, Cal and Laney York and Boone and Barrett York; motherin-law, Betty Michels, of Grayville; sister-in-law, Lana (Stan) Coleman, of Newark, Ohio; and close friends, John (Kathy) Metcalf, of McLeansboro and Margaret Hughes, of Symsonia, Ky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adrian and Wilma York. Funeral service for Raymond A. “Ray” York, 74, of Carmi, was held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 29, 2019 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Pastor Don Mobley officiating. Burial was in McIntosh Cemetery in Enfield with military rites by the Carmi VFW and the American Legion. Visitation was held from 4 until 8 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Campbell Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ray’s memory to the Ray York Memorial Scholarship and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.

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Madeleine, I spent one Spring Break day getting some bottom teeth pulled, which I have been putting o for a while. Who wants to go to the beach when you can have fun like that. As long as my daughter-in-law, Sheri, could keep my crumbling front bottom teeth usable for a little longer, I just kept going. Finally, it was time. My lifetime of dentistry began in the post-WWII 40s, and it was not very good. For the times, I guess it was adequate, but someone invented a white chalky ďŹ lling stu, which was supposed to replace the metal ones. Well, it leaked. Cavities came quickly. Red-headed Dr. Boren, and his crippled nurse, Hazel, were very nice to me, and I spent many trips to Princeton and their oďŹƒce. However, this was just the beginning of my dental woes. One of my other memories of those trips was

being rewarded by a trip to Greeks, which was an iconic diner uptown. Following a trip to the dentist with a ham sandwich, a chocolate shake, and home-made tay was probably counter productive. Weak teeth must be inherited, because neither of my grandparents had teeth when I was born. We frequently had grilled club steaks for a meal, so I guess they managed to chew anyway. They would have been in their late 50’s. My poor mother had the same thing happen. I brushed my teeth every night, with newly invented uoride toothpaste. As I have mentioned before, there was no shortage of sugary desserts in our kitchen, let alone chips, and soft drinks. As I got older, so did the size of my ďŹ llings. One by one, I lost jaw teeth through the years. With good dental coverage, thanks to General Electric, I went on to having crowns, and so on. In the mid 80’s, I had my ugly front teeth, all that were visible, covered with caps. When this dentist told me they would last for at least 25

Posey County Council on Aging News Need Transportation Doctors OďŹƒce, Pharmacy, Grocery Store or Dollar Store? Posey County Council on Aging will be available every Tuesday to transport you to these locations. A nominal fee between $3 to $4 dollars for ďŹ rst stop with a $2 fee for additional trips is available, Poseyville residents only. Sur-

rounding area fees vary. Wheel chair trips are available at an additional fee. Please call our oďŹƒce at 812-838-4656 or 800-915-1919 to schedule your transportation. Appointments need to be scheduled by 2 p.m. each Monday prior to appointment. Posey County Council on Aging, Inc., 611 West Eighth Street, Mount Vernon, IN 47620.

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Kenneth Curtis traveling with his wife. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Catherine (Andrews) Curtis; son, Matt (JoDee) Curtis; daughter, Cindy Curtis of Owensboro; stepdaughters, Rhonda (Kevin) Guy and Doris (Kenny) Peerman; six grandchildren; brother, Glenn (Dolores) Curtis; halfsister, JoAnn Moll; numerous nieces and nephews; and granddog, Dexter. Private funeral services were held on Thursday. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions may

Woods both of Evansville; two sons, Collin Woods of Destin, Florida and Henry Pendleton of Tullahoma, Tennessee; one sister, Dana (Jim) Hughes of Winslow, Indiana; her father and step mother, David and Pat Sickbert of Huntingburg, Indiana and one grandson, William Patrick Pendleton. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Pierre Funeral Home, Rev. Robert Shofner oďŹƒciating. Friends visited the family

be made to Linda E. White Hospice House, 611 Harriet Street, Evansville, IN 47710. Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com.

from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 West Franklin Street. Condolences may be left online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.

Rose Folz Rose H. (Walker) Folz, 79, of Evansville, passed away March 24, 2019 in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Rose was born November 4, 1939 in Evansville, Ind., to the late Arlice and Mary Catherine (Hardesty) Walker. She was a member of Saint Philip Catholic Church and had served as a Lector for many years. Rose was a school bus driver for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation for 24 years before retiring in 2001. Surviving Rose are her husband of 60 years, Frank A. Folz; two daughters, Lisa (Mark) Schnur of Evansville and Michelle (Mark) Herrmann of Saint Philip; three sons, Ronnie (Beth) Folz and David (Patricia) Folz, both of Saint Philip and Larry (Debra) Folz of Evansville; ďŹ ve

sisters, Pat Sandefur, Nancy Coman and Julie Wargel all of Evansville, Elizabeth Neumann of Newburgh and Mary Jane Abernathy of Saint Wendel; two brothers, Gerald Walker and Robert Walker, both of Evansville. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. There was a Mass of Christian Burial held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019 at Saint Philip Catholic Church, Rev. Claude Burns oďŹƒciating. Entombment will follow in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends visited with the family from 2 until 8 p.m. on Thursday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 West Franklin Street, where there was a memorial service conducted by the church at 2 p.m. Friends

also visited with the family from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday at Saint Philip Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Philip Catholic Church, 3500 South Saint Philip Road, Mount Vernon, IN 47620 and to the Sisters of Saint Benedict, 802 East Tenth Street, Ferdinand, IN 47532. Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.

William Duncan William Robert Duncan, 69, of Mount Vernon, Ind., passed away March 29, 2019 at Deaconess Midtown. He was born June 28, 1949 in Evansville, Ind., to the late Oscar Merrell and Gladys (Hawkins) Duncan. Bill was a 1967 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. He attended Ivy Tech Community College. He was an Army veteran. Bill worked at GE for 35 years. He was a member of Holy Angels Church and a former Eucharistic Minister. Bill was also a member of American Legion Post 5 and the Elks. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, traveling to Hilton Head, SC with his family and golďŹ ng. He was preceded in death

by his sister, Catherine Bauer; brother, Oscar Merrell Duncan, Jr.; father-in-law, James “Peteâ€? Ashworth; and sister-in-law, Cheryl Morlock. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rae (Ashworth) Duncan; daughter, Krista (Jim) Culley; grandchildren, Taylor, Logan and Zachary Culley; sisters, Naomi (Don) Schneck and Joanna Spencer; and brother, Je (Helen) Duncan; mother-inlaw, Wanda Ashworth; special niece, Shelly Morlock and her daughters, Peyton and Reaghan Nelson; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main Street, Mount

years, that seemed pretty good. All I can say to this now is that time does, indeed, y by. This all got me to the current state of tooth issues. It was explained to me how I could get some implants, and so on, to the tune of thousands of dollars. If I were younger, I would do this, but at my age, I thought it was foolish. I am not going to describe what I now have in my mouth, but hopefully, it will keep me eating and looking presentable for a while. When I see people, either in person, or on television, I always check out their teeth, trying to ďŹ gure out what they have in their mouth. I used to have such a mental fear of all this that I dreamed all my teeth fell out during the night. On my recent visit to the oral surgeon, I was amazed and pleasantly surprised that a much dreaded ordeal was not that bad. I am writing this for the who may have similar fears. The oral surgeon was not only darned cute, he was pleasant and did a great job. So get on the phone and make that appointment. Although a lot of people thought this was

a disgusting idea, I have wondered if there could ever be dental transplants. When a young healthy person dies young, why not let someone else use those perfect teeth. Just a thought, so put down those rotten tomatoes you were thinking of throwing at me. I am sure there will be more advancements in the future and tomorrow’s children won’t go through the dental horrors we have in the past. I reected on how awful it must have been for my grandparents and so many others. Sheri goes on dental missions to Haiti every year to give humanitarian care to those people at least once a year. Let alone human beings, I am sure lots of dogs, cats, and other pets need dental care. They can’t tell anyone they have a toothache. A friend just took her cat to get a tooth pulled last week, when it looked wrong. For every lucky feline like this, millions just have to suer. I say this so that folks will remember to have this checked out. Happy Chewing folks. Cook-out days are nearly here.

Birthdays April 2 - Michael Creek, Timothy Creek, Evelyn Miley, Naomi Williams, Harry Hottel III, Elizabeth Curtis, Brianna Cale Anderson, Christina Robison, Nathan Maudlin April 3 - Hank Hudson, Ben Nicholson, Cindy Lauf, Marc WhitďŹ eld, Cindy Betz, Lucy Lange, Anthony Mittino, Diana Rick, Abby Rogers, Landon Crawford April 4 - JoEllen Williams, Anna Hagedorn, Cindy Smotherman, Wilma Heriges, Roy Flock, Danielle Ries, Gary A. Schneider, Ashley WhitďŹ eld, Danielle Denning April 5 - Carrie Proctor, Neil Smith, Therese Fitzhugh, Jennifer Slagle, Ian

Kurzendoerfer, Marty Crispino, Scott Roales, Loraine Eaton, Connie Wheeler, Kendra Georgesen April 6 - Samantha Alsop, Braden Schipp, Janet Robb, Millie Robb, Sue A. Maricle, Ashli Oglesby, Mary Jones, Grace York, Janet Hurst, Samantha Russler April 7 - Ted Rutherford, Kendra Redick, Cecile T. EďŹƒnger April 8 - Joe Meyer, Trent Creek, Jean Ann Hofman If you have a name to be included, please send to: Posey County News, P.O. Box 397, New Harmony, IN 47631, or email: news@poseycountynews.com

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Vicki Pendleton Vicki Lynn (Sickbert) Pendleton, 51, of Evansville, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Vicki was born on March 21, 1968 in Huntingburg, Indiana to David and Linda (Folsom) Sickbert. She was a senior recruiter for Cielo Talent Company for eight years. Surviving Vicki are her husband of eight years, William Pendleton; two daughters, Emma Woods and Eva

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Kenneth Ray Curtis, 87, of New Harmony, Ind., passed away March 26, 2019 at Linda E. White Hospice House. He was born in Mount Vernon, Ind., to the late Amos and Inez (Todd) Curtis. Kenny was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School. He was a Marine Corps veteran, having served in the Korean War. Kenny had worked for CountryMark, formally known as Farm Bureau ReďŹ nery. He was a member of the Evansville VFW. Kenny enjoyed gardening, reading, history and

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Vernon, Ind., with Fr. Jim Sauer oďŹƒciating and burial to follow in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Matthew School. Condolences may be made online at www.schneiderfuneralhome.com.

There will be a Gwaltney Family reunion on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Red Wagon Restaurant in Poseyville, Indiana beginning at 10 a.m. Registration is required to attend this family event. The only cost is for your noon lunch meal at the restaurant. Please register ASAP. To obtain a registration form contact Dr. Je Koonce at jbkoonce@ hotmail.com, by telephone at 573-855-0918, or by letter at his home address: Dr. Je Koonce, 12411 Maries County Road 607, Dixon, MO 65459. The reunion is for the descendants of John Gwaltney who left the eastern side of North Carolina

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Note: Today’s news includes the story of Dr. Doerr and his painful injuries, Bolshevism sweeping Europe, a German submarine may visit Mount Vernon, and many local briefs. Dr. Doerr Injured In An Auto Accident - Dr. J. E. Doerr was painfully injured Friday in an automobile accident on Bone Bank Road in Point Township while returning to the city after calling on a patient. The accident occurred near the Collier sawmill when the Ford roadster driven by the doctor skidded in loose gravel and was thrown into a thicket on the side of the road. In an attempt to check the machine, the doctor’s left foot slipped from the break onto the accelerator, increasing the speed of the auto, which crashed through a wire fence into underbrush. Dr. Doerr was thrown from the seat and sustained a dislocated and badly sprained ankle. Homer Benthall ran to the assistance of the doctor. Dr. Doerr was x-rayed in Evansville and no broken bones were found. With the assistance of crutches, he was able to be back at his oďŹƒce the next day. Europe On The Brink Of Chaos: World News - Bolshevism now sweeping Europe is the ďŹ nal proof of the need of the League of Nations. The old system has broken down and, the people suering from the horrors of war and starvation, have turned and are turning in sheer desperation to the wild doctrines of the ultra-socialists. Humanity dictates that the Allies provide Germany with food enough to sustain life, but if the Boches (Germans) think we are going to make them fat again, they have another think coming.

around 1816 and migrated to Posey County, Indiana. Most Gwaltneys who live in southern Illinois and Indiana are descendants of this John Gwaltney. Dr. Koonce, a college administrator and Gwaltney Family historian, has made several trips to Wales and he will give an update about the Gwalchmai Welsh families. Many Gwaltney families have been unable to attend the national Gwaltney Homecoming held each July in SmithďŹ eld, Virginia, so this April 27 event will be an opportunity to meet Dr. Je Koonce and learn about the history of the Gwaltneys in USA. Thomas Gwaltney

(Gwalchmai) came to Jamestown, Virginia from Wales in 1635 and later established himself across the James River in Surry County, Virginia. Gwaltney is the anglicized version of Gwalchmai (pronounced Gwalkmy) which means “The hawk of the ďŹ eld.â€? Gwalchmai was the name of a small village in Wales. In the USA today the Gwaltney family name includes several spellings: Gaultney, Gwatney, Galtney, Gortney, Gwartney, and Gwaltney. Most Gwaltney families in southern Illinois and Indiana are descendants of John and Anna’s three sons Thomas, Harris, and Amariah.

National and Local News 100 Years Ago News From The Western Star, April 2, 1919 - Mount Vernon

U-Boat May Be Seen At This City - Within a few weeks, a real German submarine may loom up at the wharf at Mount Vernon, but there will be no occasion for alarm. There will be no German sailors on board to send a shot across the city. The undersea craft will be manned by American jackies who will be found peaceably inclined and ready to assimilate pie, fried chicken, and other dainties the local citizens may have ready. Five captured German submarines are now on their way across the sea to assist in advertising the Liberty Loan. They will be sent up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers as far as Cincinnati, stopping at all cities of any size. Eagles, Elks, and Shriners: Eagles Issue Challenge - Eagles No. 1717 has recently organized a baseball team and issues a challenge to any team in this vicinity for a game. Edmund Stallmann is the manager and George Krug is the captain. Carl Griess is the pitcher. Elks: Past Exalted Ruler Louis Raben presided at the meeting of the Elks Lodge Tuesday night when the newly elected oďŹƒcers were installed for the issuing year. New Exalted Ruler - Edgar Wolf. Shriners Initiate: Walter Baldwin, Malcolm Fuhrer, and Marshall Powell of this city, were members of a large class initiated Friday in Evansville by the Shriners. Death - Mrs. Matilda Thomas, age 89, one of Posey County’s oldest residents died Sunday. Death was due to general debility. The deceased was the daughter of David and Margaret Jones, pioneer residents of this county. Serving With The Colors - Gus Harp of West Franklin spent a few days in the city this week visiting relatives and friends. He was in France and is home for furlough.

Captain Merle Weisinger, serving now in France, has been informed that his unit will be transferred to the Army of Occupation for further service. Frederick Leonard, Jr., U. S. Navy, wrote to his parents that he had the misfortune to suer a broken rib in a boxing contest, which has caused him to remain in his ship’s hospital, the U. S. S. Washington. News Briefs And Personals - George Roedel, of R. R. One, was a business visitor to this city Friday. Miss Marle Richter is in Cynthiana visiting Mrs. Christian Reister. Mrs. Louis Keck and daughter, Miss Helen, were in Saint Louis this week. Misses Eleanor Page and Harriett Green, who are attending I. U. at Bloomington, spent last week here visiting their parents, the Edward Pages and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Green. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ford (New Harmony) were in our city Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Branson and daughter called on Lena Schierbaum and children, Sunday. Mount Vernon News 125 Years Ago, April 5, 1894 - Pitts Johnson living near Farmersville, lost his barn by ďŹ re Saturday afternoon. Lost was 15 tons of hay, 400 bushels of corn, 500 bushels of wheat, farm machinery, and a ďŹ ne gray mare. Phil Peters, an engineer of the Favorite Mills of this city, had the misfortune to lose the index ďŹ nger of his left hand, while oiling the machinery. James Bailey, age 62, prominent farmer of Harmony Township, died Friday. Marriage Licenses - Otto Fuchs and Barbara Batteicher; Henry Behrick and Minnie Utley; Charles Schneider and Maggie Fultz; William Stahl and Minnie Nix; Henry Hoenert and Maggie Roedel.


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Latham announces contract to house Sullivan Co. inmates By Lois Mittino Gray Posey County Sheriff Tom Latham announced at the March 19, meeting of the Posey County Commissioners that the county has contracted with Sullivan County to house overflow inmates in the local jail. “We starting taking a few Level 6 inmates from Sullivan County this month,” the sheriff said. Posey County receives $35 a day to house each inmate. The idea of taking in overflow inmate income is not new to the county. The Total

in Banks: $23,273,618.28 jail has accepted inmates from Vanderburgh County for over a year. The county pays the same rate per person per day which works to fill Posey County’s coffers. This helps to pay off on the construction costs for the expanded modern jail. “Vanderburgh County usually sends pretrial detainees to us, as we are closer to them and we have video court available here,” Sheriff Latham explained. He also told the commissioners that renovations are

Community Table - April Free meal every Thursday, serving from 5 - 6 p.m. at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, Poseyville. Thursday, April 4 – Chicken & Noodles, Relish Sticks, Roll, Applesauce, Brownies Thursday, April 11 - Ham Slice, Cheesy Potatoes,

Green Beans, Easter Cupcakes Thursday, April 18 – Sloppy Joe on bun, Chips, Salad, Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars Thursday, April 25 – Walking Taco, Corn, Fruit, Dessert No preaching. Just good eating. Everyone welcome.

now complete for the kitchen, so a pod used as a temporary kitchen has opened up space for 28 more beds. Larry Robb, Emergency Management Agency Director, announced he has 75 free weather radios to distribute to the public. Priority goes to the elderly, handicapped and those residing in trailers. Persons wishing to receive a radio may email him or call his office at 812-838-1333. Robb said the radios were given to all 92 counties from the State of Indiana, based on past performance. “Some received 10, others 20, we have 75. I think we did pretty good,” he commented. In other Commission business: • Progress continued on getting a new air conditioning system for the Coliseum building in Mount Vernon. HVAC Bids were awarded to Johnson Controls for $126,261 to redo

PC Sheriff’s Office issues citations, warnings The Posey County Sheriff’s Office issued 55 traffic citations and 81 warnings during a 24day traffic-enforcement mobilization. About 230 police agencies increased patrols across Indiana for aggressive and impaired driving. The overtime traffic enforcement is funded through National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grants administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI). If you venture out to watch the NCAA Tournament, ride your motorcycle or take your kids on Spring Break, watch for bikes and pedestrians and make sure your plans include a sober, defensive driver. Impaired driving In every state, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. Motorcycles are about three percent of registered vehicles, but are dramatically overrepresented in fatal crashes involving alcohol. Impaired driving also includes prescription and illegal drugs. Over-the-counter medication

can cause impairment, especially when combined with alcohol or another drug. Anyone taking a new or higher dose of a drug should speak with their doctor or avoid driving until they know the effect the medication has. Crash statistics Failing to yield the right of way is one of the top causes of crashes that lead to injuries and deaths. Following too closely and unsafe lane movement violations are also among the top causes of crashes. Other aggressive driving violations include unsafe speed; speed too fast for weather conditions; disregarding a traffic signal or sign; and improper passing, turning, or lane usage. Young male drivers aged 16-34 are more likely to be in a crash involving alcohol or unsafe driving behaviors. Statistics and more information are in the most recent Crash Facts that ICJI publishes with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute at https://trafficsafety. iupui.edu.

Schmitt, Norman Exhibit on display at WIG The Curt Schmitt/Griffin Norman Exhibit; “Recent Work: Furniture and Photographs” is at the Women’s Institute and Gallery (WIG) through May 2, 2019. Quoting from Curt Schmitt’s Artist Statement, “I’ve long been intrigued by the concept of balance. A point of equilibrium between opposites is such a simple, elemental image and observation; yet, it can describe the most profound and moving situations: the simple image of a scale suggests a complex system of equal justice; the extended arms of a tight-rope walker weigh each step between life and death.” Continuing, “in building furniture, I try to strike a balance between dark and light woods. Likewise, the texture of the wood on a bench seat can appear hard, yet, feel ‘soft.’ The extended back of a legless chair seems to teeter on splayed feet. Heaviness is countered by lightness, vertical lines by horizontals.” Schmitt’s continuing Artist Statement says, “My attraction to designing and building furniture, is the task of joining art and craft. Furniture is meant to be used and should therefore by solid. Yet, too, it should be comfortable and comforting. A cabinet, a bench, a table, or a chair, though essentially practical, doesn’t have to be common. For me, successfully building a piece of furniture means discovering just the right balance of materials, purpose and imagination, resulting in an object both useful and beautiful.”

Norman Griffin trained as a graphic designer and worked and sometimes taught as a designer for decades. Early in his career he designed in the corporate world, later in packaging for the music industry. In the mid-1970’s, he fell in love with taking pictures. He has lived for the past 10 plus years in New Harmony, in a hazy state between semi-retirement and the so-called real world, cobbling together, not quite a living, but definitely a life - between being a barista, an Airbnb host, a photographer and sometime a designer. Griffin’s Artist Statement, “The photographs are a sampling of a larger work, approximately 125 curated images and still growing, titled “Things in the Road: Objects Eagle-eye Scouted from the back of a Lonely Bicycle.” Griffins Artist Statement continues, “Images have been made along a one-mile stretch of Indiana Highway 66 bisecting New Harmony and stretching from the town’s edge to the barricaded entry of the currently defunct Harmony Way Bridge. I’ve been riding my bike purposely along this one-mile stretch of road for years, searching like a good magpie for things, not inherently treasures, but ordinary abandoned objects, treasures in their own right.” The reception for “Recent Work...” will be Saturday, April 6, from 4 - 7 p.m. at WIG. Refreshments will be served, the public is invited. Gallery hours are Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.

the air conditioning system only at the Coliseum. • Highway paving bids were awarded for sections 7 and 8 to J.H. Rudolph and Company and David Enterprises LLC. Four bids were turned in on March 5 and all four companies included bid bonds. The other two companies bidding were Metzger Construction and E&B Paving. • The Infrastructure Development Zone Public Hearing that was on the agenda for this meeting was tabled until the next meeting in April. This was done to meet the legal requirement necessary for advertising the hearing in newspapers. • Saint Wendel Men’s Club requested closing adjacent roads for their annual 5K run to be held in conjunction with their Grillin’& Chillin’ event. This event will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 8 to roughly 9:30 a.m. The organizers are expecting 200-300 participants and will be working with Vanderburgh County Sheriff Department; Posey

County Sheriff Department; and Posey County EMS to ensure race safety. Closures were approved. • Posey County Highway Superintendent Steve Schenk was given authorization to purchase a new Ford bucket truck for $73860.24 from Sternberg Automotive. • County Treasurer Vicki

Peerman reported that the total in banks is $23,273,618.28. The figure collected to be dispersed in 2018 fall settlement is $1,196,985.70. The report was approved, as well as minutes from the March 5 meeting and the February Clerk’s Report. All claims were approved before the meeting was adjourned.

About 70 people attended USI President Ron Rochon’s Reception at the Atheneum on Sunday afternoon. Enjoying the lovely eats are Marlene and Barton Huffaker, Dan Busler, and Ann Angle. Photo by Lois Mittino Gray

Briefly Cynthiana schedules annual Easter Egg Hunt The town of Cynthiana will hold their annual egg hunt on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10 a.m.

Tox-Away Day The monthly tox-away day will be Thursday, April 4th at the Mount Vernon Recycling Center from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Properly dispose of oil-based paints, chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, non-alkaline batteries, CFL and flourescent light bulbs, etc. For more information, contact the Posey County Solid Waste District at 812-838-1613.

April 9 date scheduled for Robinson Township meeting An additional appropriations board meeting for Robinson Township at 10799 SR 66, Wadesville, IN 47638 has been scheduled for Monday, April 8, 2019 at 1 p.m.

Posey County 4-H Talent Show coming soon The annual Posey County Share-the-Fun Talent Contest will be held Friday, April 12, 2019, at North Posey High School’s Auditorium. The event will begin at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend, and admission is free. Local 4-H members will participate in group acts and individual curtain acts, and 4-H trip and scholarship winners for the year will be announced. For more information on this or any other 4-H event, please contact the Purdue Extension-Posey County Office, 812-838-1331 or poseyces@purdue.edu.

Booker T. Washington School tour rescheduled for April 13 The Posey County Historical Society’s tour of Booker T. Washington School in Mount Vernon, which was postponed due to weather in February, has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m. Everyone is asked to meet at the school, which is located at the southeast corners of Owen and Third streets. There will be photographs, articles and memorabilia available to see.

Mount Vernon Football Dinner and Auction set Members and coaches of the Mount Vernon High School football team invites the public to the Posey County Community Center on Saturday, April 13, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event, which will benefit the Mount Vernon football program, will include dinner and drinks including all you can drink beer, wine, and soft drinks. There will be a live auction, a silent auction, and live music. Proceeds go toward purchasing updated football equipment for both Mount Vernon Junior High School and Mount Vernon Senior High School. A live band, Akacia, will play from 8 until 11 p.m. at the Posey County Community Center. For more information, contact Sabrina Loehr at waylon-loehr@yahoo.com. If you have items you want to donate, please contact Erica Thomas at thomasel@mvschool.org.

ALS support group offered at Saint Peter’s UMC ALS Support Group at Saint Peter’s United Methodist Church at 2800 Saint Philip Road South, Evansville, IN 47712 meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. March 27 the speaker is Dr. Anna Dauer, Palliative Care Physician at Deaconess Midtown, who will discuss her treatment of patients with ALS. April 24 the speaker is Meghan Bretz, a Phyisical Therapist with Saint Vincent who specializes in neurological disorder patients, who will discuss her treatment of patients with ALS. Free of charge. Snacks offered. Contact Martha Robinson at 317-498-6363 or Soundsfirst@gmail.com or Facebook.com/ groups/evansvilleALSsupprtgroup.

APL News April 4, 11, 18, and 25 – Adult Drawing and Watercolor Workshops at 10 a.m. – This series is for anyone wishing to learn or perfect skills in drawing or watercolor. No registration needed.. If you need supplies or have questions about these workshops call Stan Campbell at 812-838-3286. If you have your own art supplies come on in. April 4, 11, 18, and 25 Laughs and Crafts at 3:30 p.m. - Laughs and Crafts Club is an after school program that offers educational and fun activities, including a variety of crafts, literature, games, short movies and snacks. Registration is required, but attendance at all programs is not required. Registration begins on February 25. To register after March 14, please call the library. Join us for lots of laughs. This program is for kids in kindergarten through the fifth grade. April 5 - Friends of the APL Spring Book Sale from

1 to 4 p.m. - Members only preview. You can join at the door if you wish. April 6 - Friends of the APL Spring Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Open to the public. April 7 - Friends of the Spring Book Sale from 1 to 4 p.m. - Open to the public. April 8 through April 13 National Library Week. April 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 – Spring Baby/Toddler Storytime at 9:30 a.m. – Stories, rhymes, and songs for children ages birth to 36 months and their caregivers. We will be meeting in the Kid’s Corner. You may register for either the Monday or the Tuesday program. Registration begins on February 25. (Please note: if you register after March 11, you will need to call the library.) April 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 - Winter Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. - This is a program for children ages three to five years that introduces reading in a fun

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West GRADE 1 HIGH HONORS London Dobleman - Crystal Fair - Shelby Hamilton Avalynn Reich - Jonis Robison - Hadley Breeze Dakota Clark - Adraelius Johnson - Gabrielle Lafferty Ellery O’Neil - Blake Bell - Brylee Dixon HONORS Avery Collins - Brylee Daws - Lincoln Dobleman Hunter Embrey - Braxton Hardin - Madeline Hargrove Ginnie McWhirter - Noah Williams - Remington Bratcher Journey Diaz - Brady King - Jace Krouse - Bentleigh Long Georgia Miniard - Kalyssa Sain - Liam Woodward Reese Collins - Jaylie Denning - Aiden Eaton - Talynn Erwin Trinity Gates - Gavin Givens - Maliya Newman - Jaidra Poore Chace Reynolds - Gabriel Sutfin

GRADE 2 HIGH HONORS Wastna Biggerstaff - Mason Dixon - Logan Haynes Hendrix Racer - Lilly Ricketts - Baylee Stallings Arianna Dell - Serenity Funk - Chace Holton - Logan Houchin Bella Howell HONORS Weston Johnson - Jersie Reynolds - Jimmy Rose Piper Schneider - Claire Woosley - Brylea Anderson Drake Buchanan - Bryant Hubbard - Camrynn McMichael Morgan Miller - Jonah Nichols - Gabriel Nunn Mason Osborne - Angel Poole - Autumn Robb Alexander Wallis - Asa Willard - Divonna Burton Myah Collier - Katlynn Garza - Ti’Ana Lewis Brycen Riggan - Hunter Rose - Kaiden Stillwagoner Deni Tucker - Aubrey Woosley

GRADE 3 HIGH HONORS Aleeah Bebout - Rosalena Gonzalez - Davin Sullivan Aidyn Breeze - Kirstyn Cousert - Shane Nobles Aubrey Sherretz - Shane Stephens HONORS Zoey Allen - David Babcock - Kali Cobb - Nolan Cox Dylan Allgood - Lucas Curtis - Erick Godinez Kayden Grooms - Bryson Hall - Blake Hathaway Saint Henderson - Mahkenzie Mosley - Evelyn Nall Bentley Springer - Max Thompson - Nakhilyn Waller Fletcher Wheeler - Preston Bradshaw - Shay Clark Anna Esche-Hart - Naomi Gonzalez-Gomez - Cierra Gross Dyllyn Hanmore - Kendrick Hershberger - Zoey Lively Brandtlee Maikranz - Lilly McCarty - Marielena Neave Hunter Simon - Coltyn Stillwagoner-Phillips - Bryce Boggs Graysie Braddam - Annabelle Brock - Casey Davis Reagan Denning - Jonah Funk - Keaton Givens - Carter Howe Zane Johnson - Charlotte Millay - Kameron Miller Madalynn Webb - Hayden Williams - Carley Yarbrough

GRADE 4 HIGH HONORS Isaac Hamilton - Lidia Juarez-Fernandez - Gracie Simpson Ajalee Ackman - Alyssa Fendel - Athan Sharber HONORS Madelyn Abel - Samantha Brakie - Mason Cullman Taylor Hanson - Connor Marchand - Jaxon Schutz Carter Seibert - Logan Anderson - Delaney Biggerstaff Alexis Buchanan - Cael Collins - Emma Jackson Shaylee Johnson - Molly Miller - Joseph Peters - Lane Topper

GRADE 5 HIGH HONORS Samantha Bouch - Natalie Kanipe - Mandalynn Brock Levi Embrey - Lillian Chapman - Presley Kessler HONORS Kaycee Anderson - Cheyenne Curry - Izaiah Gonzalez Morgan McWhirter - Kloee Miller - Adrianna Walton Ryan Hess - Faith League - Mandalyn McCarty - Lily Brock Jonathan Kern - Mikayla Melendez

Saint Matthew GRADE 1

BLUE AND WHITE Travis Barrit - Liberty Buchanan - Samuel Green - Ryder Hyatt Jaclyn Le - Olive Muller - Kaylee Raben - Nevaeh White

GRADE 2 BLUE AND WHITE Mason Axley - Olivia Brass - Natalia Carlino - Bella Gonzalez Stella Hall - Kayln Jarvis - MacKinley Marshall Emily Reising - Easton Sharber - Lilly Watzlavik Griffin Wright - Wade York

GRADE 3 BLUE AND WHITE Emily Banks - Jane Bohleber - Colbie Buchanan - Ari Collins Isaac Gonzalez - Kace Jarvis - Stella McFadin - Ira Muller Ella Rainey - Simon Seifert - Justice Stillwagoner

GRADE 4 BLUE AND WHITE Eastin Hall - Derek Lindenschmidt - EJ Rainey Isabel Rodriguez - Clyde Sharber - Braxton Whitfield HIGH HONORS Clyde Sharber HONORS Johnny Bohleber - Eastin Hall - Derek Lindenschmidt Edwin Rainey - Isabel Rodriguez - Clyde Sharber Braxton Whitfield B.U.G Eastin Hall - Clyde Sharber

GRADE 5 BLUE AND WHITE Ellie Blackburn - Megan Osborne - Miranda Powell Joey Siddo - Hunter Temme HIGH HONORS Ellie Blackburn - Miranda Powell B.U.G Megan Osborne - Abby Powell - Miranda Powell Micah Rodriguez - Joey Siddo

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GRADE 7

A HONORS Kaylee Bender - Clayton Douglas - Sydni Flowers Julia Fullop - Anna Gries - Morgyn Hines Audrey Hirsch - Claire Koester - Addyson Lingafelter Ruth Ann Meyer - Maxwell Muensterman - Cora Schmitt Blake Zirkelbach - Lauren Zirkelbach HIGH HONORS Annie Alcantara - Meredith Atkins - Abby Baehl Riley Basham - Kylee Baumholser - Elouise Bromm Ethan Brown - Kendyl Brown - Audrey Crawford Karly Damm - Addyson Delph - Avery Elpers Brandt Elpers - Paige Exline - Lyndsey Gentil - Cassidy Gish Christian Greene - Noah Holzmeyer - Tristain Joseph Chase Krohn - Devin Lintzenich - Haley Lowe - Adam Moye Samuel Myers - Rachel Newman - Scout Norrington Nettie Nottingham - Kayla Orpurt - Julianne Pardon Annastasia Patterson - Jaedyn Rhineburger Jenna Rhineburger - Allison Schmitt - Alexa Simmons Alexa Wagner - William Weatherholt - Jacob Will Braden Willis - Dawson Wunderlich HONORS Katelyn Bare - Harold Bender - Annie Byford Ellison Carlson - Trinity Dessauer - Alec Elpers Landon Epley - Heather File - Kody Gardner - Carter Hannah Lilly Kerby - Madison Lance - Camden Lupfer Payton Metcalf - Megan Payne - Ella Rapp - Eyan Rice Landon Smitha - Gracelyn Tenbarge - Kyndal Williams Mary Woolston

HIGH HONORS Ashleigh Blankenship - Ava Crawford - Ashton Elpers Olivia Esche - Keira Gengelbach - Renea Kerchief Natalie Nenneker HONORS Victoria Abernathy - Kathryn Baize - Kade Bender Cameron Born - Madison Crews - Kamden Farrar Anna Freeman - Addison Fullop - Madelyn Galindo Kaden Gengelbach - Averi Goebel - Olivia Hight - Ava Lowe Cody Lynch - Brendan Mason - Anneliese Mayes Jade Mueller - Cole Newcomer - Abigail Pardon Madeleine Powers - Sibyl Renshaw - Noah Roberts Vincent Scheller - Colin Schipp - Logan Simmons Liam Stone - Matthew Stump - Lillian Tenbarge Reece Thompson - Aubrey Vaughn - Samuel Wagner Jenna Wehmer - Carson Woods - Olivia Woods HONORABLE MENTION Ethan Adams - Andrea Bishop - Makenna Bryant Makali Carter - Summer Carwile - Caige Christie Aidan Delano - Joshua Dill - Jordan Dillman - Lukas DonnerAnnica Elliott - Quinn Fallowfield - Kolton Gardner Jace Gauer - Aubrey Glaser - Mason Hanna Chase Hannah - Jada Hisch - Ty Johnson - Collin Kamman Emily Kern - Madalyn Kissel - Troy Knight - Easton Luigs Kennedy Schmitt - Lander Shelby - Kaedyn Stewart Alexandria Warner - Kaelyn Watson

GRADE 10 A HONORS Isaac Rose HIGH HONORS Alexander Bare - Samuel Belt - Jaxson Bender Jacob Blankenship - Brooke Coleman - Casey Cotton Adam Cox - Victoria Crawford - Kennedy Devine Jevin Downen - Caleb Dyson - Makenna Elpers Grace Glaser - Kennedy Hallam - Jenna Heath - Ian Heinlin Tristin Keepes - Kimberly Korff - Kyle LaVanchy Garrett Parker - Braden Schipp - Braedon Stogner Brennon Sweeney - Tyler Thompson - Haley Wallace Jaxon Wiggins - Clay Will - Caitlin Williams HONORS Remington Adams - Mila Alderson - Draike Farrar Justin French - Kelsie Garrett - Dalton Hill Hayleigh Latham - Kollyn Luttrell - Destiney Nottingham Brady Reidford - Olivia Schmahlenberger - Zachariah Seibert Owen Spear - Nicholas Stump - Kedrick Wahl Jaydyn Wehmer - Reilly Whitler - Jacob Wilder - Cody Wright

GRADE 11 A HONORS Emily Abernathy - Megan Brenton - Carynne Crowe Emily Fortune - Emma Goebel - Johnson Koester Macee Long - Sophia Martin - Mallory Motz Helen Newton - Peyton O’Brien - Matthew Pieszchalski Madasyn Rohrscheib - Morgan Schmidt - Blake Schmitt Cameron Tepool - Nickolas Wiley - Haley Wilson Logan Woods - Yuehua Zhang HIGH HONORS Camden Bender - Jordyn Beshears - Ivy Brandenstein Paige Carlson - Jacob Cobb - Jayla Collier - Laura Cumbee Quinan Deweese - Faith Droege - Zachary Eagan Haylee Exline - Rylie Farr - Elizabeth Fifer Fridtjof Gaber - Brooklen Gries - Levi Harms Madelynn Hartig - Cole Koester - Zachary Lowe Drew Lutz - Samuel Muensterman - Magdalen Newcomb Isaac Pearison - Sean Pieszchalski - Eric Reynolds Josiah Ricketts - Gabriel Sailer - Isaac Scheller - Raice Straub Hunter Straw - Haley Terhune - Nina Terwort Tanner Tichenor - Hunter Wassmer - Nathan Willmam Logan Wunderlich HONORS Theodore Anderson - Alexis Bishop - Destiny Brandenstein Jennifer Brown - Tessa Chanley - Wade Fickas - Paul Goins Caleb Grider - Jesse Johnson - Preston Lockwood Josilin Merideth - Trystan Meritt - Jaylyn Messic - Kyle Perry Isabella Sims - Reid Smith - Abbigail Spencer Rylee Thompson - Jacob Wiley - Lazlo Ziegler

GRADE 12 A HONORS Addison Elpers - Keeli Farrar - Alexander Gries Adam Herrmann - Eric Herrmann - Ellison Hill Bryce Kiesel - Jacob Lingafelter - Marissa McKinney Luke Meek - Haley Messic - Richard Meyer - Seth Morrow Jarrett Motz - Elise O’Risky - Kayne Egli - Macie Plas Kali Raymond - Kyla Rutledge - Albert Spencer Elizabeth Williams - Kaitlin Wright HIGH HONORS Nolan Alvey - Joann Boyd - Evan Bromm - Annelise Brown Logan Bryant - Elijah Burden - Jessica Cook - Camron Cotton Dalton Cox - Kaylee Crowder - Korynn Englert Jasmine French - Shane Harris - Robert Herrmann Rachel Jennings - Lauren Koester - Mariah McKinney Christian Mills - Cooper Motz - Zoe Moye - Jacob Newman Samantha Ours - Jillian Powers - Allison Roy - Devon SmithMeredith Stephens - Caleb Wassmer - Nathaniel Wescott Melissa Wilson - Hailey Woods - Ty Wright HONORS Hunter Alkire - Nolan Blackwell - Caitlyn Boyd Haley Brandenberger - Zoe Cox - Kaybren Grubb Haylie Hensley - Julian Herke - Veronica Howard Adam Jasso - Michael Kavanaugh - Kameron Kendall Samantha Little - Hailie Montgomery - Dayne Morris Andrew Shell - Alexis Stokes - Kaitlyn Stroud Alexandra Stump - Mason Walker - Johnathon Webber Bailey Will

North GRADE 4

HIGH HONORS Isabelle Bohleber - Reagan Reising - Lyla Walker HONORS Aiden Fehrenbacher - Isaac Randall - Alivia VanBibber Josie Walker - Morgan Wannemuehler - Colton Wells

HONORS McKenzie Barnett - Tyson Barrow - William Bippus Brayden Compton - Kameryn Fifer - Cristian Galindo Seth Garrison - Alexa Gutierrez - Makayla Helfert Lily Hester - Landan Huff - Parker Johnson - Preston Jordan Reid Kihn - Carden Kissel - Karmyn Maile - Ellason Martin Maya Mauck - Ryder Mount - Payton Scheller - Blake Schmitt Drake Schweizer - Aslan Templeton - Chloe Titzer Madison Vaughan - Paige Vaughn - Maelee Yount

GRADE 6

GRADE 5

Saint Philips GRADE 5

HIGH HONORS Jordan Bacon - Grace Folz - Chelsea Merkley Will Nurrenbern - Jack Shumate HONORS Gabriel Bigge - Dane Branson - Brayden Caldemeyer Emily Sinnett - Hayden Wannemuehler

GRADE 7 HIGH HONORS Kaylee Bacon - James Bohleber - Addison Kelley Mallory Kempf - Kaylee Kramer - Ashly Meyer Zane Norman - Tyler Vanover HONORS Cade Dassel - Katelyn Goebel - Ethan Goodin Evan Masterson - JT Sinnett - Wyatt Stratman Caden Weinzapfel - Hailey Wells - Brentt Wilkey

GRADE 8 HIGH HONORS Erika Correa - Kaleigh Kelley - Allison Weber Clara Weinzapfel - Cody Wells HONORS Brayden Barnett - Xavier Bigge - Cooper Darr Ava Epley - Sophia Fehrenbacher - Jasmine Hertel Drew Lannert - Grace Phillips - Janelle Schapker Austin Vanover - Kailey Walker

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HONORS Myles Belt - Noah Beuligmann - Oliver Brock Christopher Clem - Callie Deakins - Hayden Farrar Kayden Fisher - Siri Fullop - Adelyn Gamblin - Seth Gentil Kassie Mayes - Addie Murphy - Alex Nall - Julia Rice Jillian Rogers - Katelyn Seibert - Peyton Seymour Elijah Sharp - Kaedynce Wallace

GRADE 6 HONORS Allie Cook - Luke Garrison - Hayden Gee - Maya Luna Henry Martin - Trace Martin - Keegan Meritt Ava Milligan-Staples - Brantly Oakley - Kaitlyn Oakley Trey Schipp - Austin Schmitt - Charlotte Smith Jackson Tucker - Evan Tuley - Rowan Wheeler - Brett Wrobel

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GRADE 8 HIGH HONORS Dharma Fribley - Jayden Miles HONORS Mason Ashby - Christina Boyd - Reese Butler MaKenzie Coin - Logan Coultas - Grace Cullman Faith Curry - Kylea Devoy - Jacob Downey - Shaina Farrar Kyle Fifer - Levi Freeman - Mark Gengelbach - Erin Hoehn Laela Jackson - Thadeus Jones - Calista Jordan Lauren Kihn - Nolan Kihn - Alivia Maier Kyle Mayes Emma Moore - Kayla Morlan - Madison Olander Victoria Patrick - Josie Payne - Taylor Pieszchalski Avery Renshaw - Maxwell Renshaw - Abigail Rittichier Luke Scheller - Renee Schickel - Paige Schmahlenberger Molly Seibert - Xander Stone - Ever Warren Allison Werkmeister - Anna Werner - Emma Westerfield Gavin Wheeler - Kylie Will - Emma Word HONORABLE MENTION Evan Ashburn - William Bergwitz - Austin Bruce Dalton Butts - Madison Coon - Troy Droege - Shane Embry Simon Folz - Tristen Gammon - Audrey Goetz Landon Hoehn - Bethany Jones - Kylie Kaiser Danica Kendall - Kiona Kissel - Mason O’Brien Luke Sailer - Lincoln Schenk - Tyler Simpson Ansley Singer - Reece Terhune - Austin Thornburg

South Terrace GRADE 4 HONORS Ashby, Ethan - Barker, Hayden - Freeman, Joshua Luigs, Anna - Maines, Sydney - McDonald, William Nelson, Reaghan - Nenneker, David - Nightingale, Madalyn Rittichier, Alyssa - Schickel, Carter - Spencer, Asa Wilson, Taryn - Wood, Savannah

GRADE 5 HONORS Bender, Kyleigh - Blaylock, Landry - Bosecker, Jackson Carrier, MacKenzie - Colgrove, Zachary - Fisher, Audrey Freeman, Benjamin - Heath, Kylee - Johnson, Elle MacMunn, Aiden - Mills, Jackson - Powers, Alexander Rowland, Kanyan - Schenk, Ciara - Smitha, Ashton Wildeman, Matthew - Wolsiefer, Amelia

GRADE 6 HONORS Basham, Reese - Buecher, Kade - Butcher, Brennan Douglas, Carly - Fifer, Amelia - Heath, Alyssa Hight, Isabel - Hirsch, Jack - Jones, Kayla - Lutz, Ashlynn McCutchan, Maggie - Miller, Alyssa - Newton, Madalyn Olander, Adelyn - Scheller, Sophie - Schmitt, Jonathan Smith, Sydnie - Wescott, Kathryn - Wildeman, Valerie Wilson, Tate

Marrs GRADE 3

HIGH HONORS Monroe Harris - Charley May - Gavin Schmuck - Max Hines Jackson Meinschein - Victoria Poling HONORS Jacob Caldemeyer - Kaydee Campbell - Taylor Crofts Julia Emsweller - Grady Hilt - Alex McDowell Tristan Rumley - Braxton Shelton - Kayleigh Toon Braxden Walker - Elias Williams - Tyson Boerner Destini Crawford - Braxtyn Crow - Benjamin Eaton Emma Fuhs - Colton Gentry - Addison Goff - Henry Scates Thomas Scates - Sarah Seifert - Brooklyn Williams Zoey Wilson - Levi Jones - Brock McNeece Michael McPherson - Jacquilynn Pierson - Trinity Terry Ashlyn Vaught - Adeline Weis

GRADE 4 HIGH HONORS Braden Anderson - Gracie Luckett - Gavin Schu Natalie Thompson - Emerson Walker - Donald Zhao Cassidy Fields - Whitaker Hartman - Madison Owens Mitchell Ragsdale - Ella Wells - Carter Zieren HONORS Noah Bays - Elexis Bryant - Aaliyah Eaton - Ella Johnson Makayla Lupfer - Faith Mattingly - Ellie Rhea - Maddex Salee Alexis Sinclair - Kelley Baehl - Kylee Findley - Jade Johnson Leif Kercher - Mercadez Lane - Logan Preske Alexis Williamson

GRADE 5 HIGH HONORS Gabriella Boerner - Addison Ditmer - Kalem Harris Graeson Lyons - Aubrey May - Gianna Starnes - Alaina Allyn Hannah McNeece - Maelie Sartore - Kaleb Westerman HONORS Mason Chapman - Nathan Craig - Cash Dillon Landon Hostetter - Maiya Jones - Amelia Leach - Jaelyn Long Analiese Ringham - Meyer Robb - Taylor Roberts Jasmine Rollins - Christian Weakley - Brenna Austin Lorelai Boyd - Kaylee Fraiser - Dylan Gentry - Madison Gish Hunter Grafton - Kylee Hanebutt - Mason Higginson Haley King - Grant Lippe - Chloe Schroeder-Lambert Ella Sponn - Luke Weintraut - Kaitlyn Weyer

Saint Wendel GRADES 5-8 HIGH HONORS Kate Wenger - Molly Schmitt - Joey Pierre Sara Muensterman - Reagan Koester - Emma Hall Kathleen Glaser - Courtney Straub - Nicole Bender Lisa Muensterman - Bethany Eades - Kaleb Rheinlander Grant Wenger - Ella Weatherholt HONORS Abby Kiesel - Lucas Johnson - Blaine Herr Jackson Graff - Ethan Stofleth - Madilyn Garrett Allena Storey HONORABLE MENTION Adyn Collins - Jonah Zoller - Miranda Sieben Hannah Schmitt - Noah Koester - Ella Johnson - Dylan Ahola Dallas Bergman - Caroline Breeden - Ryan Wunderlich


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THE POSEY COUNTY NEWS - PAGE A7

MV Senior High School

SIC Posey County Office hosts State of Schools Luncheon

GRADE 9

Event presented by Warehouse Services, Inc.

HIGH HONORS Bippus Renee - Cange, Emily - Clement, Taetum Cole, Alexis - Damm, Tanner - Friedman, Sydney Hoehn, Luke - Kuhn, Dalton - Morgan, Destiny - Potter, Maci Roberts, Jailyn - Sitzman, Karagen - Snodgrass, River MAROON Abel, Damien - Adams, Henry - Biggerstaff, Genna Boeke, Lauren - Branson, Lane - Carlino, Andreana Carlisle, Alex - Clement, Trinity - Clowers, Triston Culley, Zachary - Fischer, Nolan - Gansman, Alison Gates, Matthias - Gerton, Olivia - Hollinger, Derek Hook, Brady - Jolley, Aiden - Jones, Elijah - Juncker, Daniel Kingery, Julia - McFadden, Isaiah - McKinney, Conner Parmenter, Isaac - Tinsley, Mahala - Weilbrenner, Charles Wiggins, MacKenzie - Williams, Sydney GRAY Bell, Austin - Bilskie, Cole - Black, Jason Bommarito, Alessandro - Bowman, Brady - Brink, Damon Brock, Zachariah - Daws, Braxton - Dimmett, Parker Egan, Peyton - Epley, Fischer - Flener, Katharine Folz, Serenity - Gross, Parker - Harmes, Dylan - Hart, Baylee Henderson, Dru - Hildebrandt, Mackenzie - Hostetter, Leo Kern, Keaton - King, Connor - Macon, Alexis McCormick, Matthew - McGee, Savannah Melendez-Allred, Lilianna - Morton, Caitlyn - Nelson, Lauren Newman, Christopher - Oeth, Auston - Pedrotti, Austin Pigman, Seth - Poole, Brianna - Ragsdale, Madison Reeves, Terriace - Royal, Braiden - Scates, Maggie Schaefer, Emily - Shepherd, Ariana - Spalding, Alyssa Spindler, Abel - Jr. Taylor, James - White, Ramona Wilson, Jaden

GRADE 10 HIGH HONORS Allyn, Amber - Clark, Emma - Deno, Sydney Denton, Kaitlyn - Hogan, Emilee - Hueftle, Emily Jackson, Brooke - Mansfield, Kaitlyn - Ries, Elizabeth Schmidt, Emma - Shell, Brooklyn - Steinhart, Elizabeth Thompson, Emma MAROON Batteiger, Catherine - Branson, Landone - Campbell, Paul Collier, Amber - Curtis, Haley - Dike, Braden - Doty, Caleb Durham, Hannah - Fischer, Landon - Griffin, Sara Keitel, Abbey - Lang, Kelsey - McDaniel, Kaitlyn Morris, Blake - Plouchard, Gracee - Robison, Josh Singer, Mallory - Sollman, Sidney - Trent, Emma Veatch, Brock - Veatch, Jenna - Washabaugh, Thayer Woods, Brianna - Young, Whitney GRAY Abel, Caitlin - Alldredge, Alexis - Alldredge, Bryce Angel, Xavier - Boerner, Baylee - Curl, Colton - Davis, Haley Delancy, Faith - Denning, Henry - Glover, Jamie Hamilton, Kayden - Hartman, Blaise - Heckman, Samuel Johnston, Ciearra - Keitel, Alex - Keller, Kennah Kelley, Isabella - Krouse, Haley - Kueber, Hayley Matz, Ayden - Mayes, Logan - Nobles, Aaron - Owens, Gabriel Ritzert, Blake - Rogers, Kaitlin - Schaffer, Autumn Simpson, Kyle - Simpson, Megan - Tenbarge, Emma Thomas, Jackson - Underwood, Tyler - Varner, Gavin Weatherford, Savanna - White, Damon - Whitney, Ayden Williams, Emily - Wiltshire, Olyvia - Woods, Morgan Yates, Payton

GRADE 11 HIGH HONORS Davis, Pake - Earhart, Kristen - Henderson, Joni Hollinger, Hagan - Paul, Kenzie - Rapp, Jackson Yarber, Emma MAROON Adamaitis, Alexis - Anderson, Alena - Bass, Shawn Bellew, Kathryn - Bradley, Tiffany - Browning, Theron Bush, Ellen - Chaffin, Johnathon - Clark, Dylan Cole, Nathaniel - Collins, Demi - Defur, Jacob - Dixon, Wade Dutkiewicz, Ian - Hahn, Kaylee - Hamilton, Collin Jones, Zachary - Morton, Isaac - Nurrenbern, Hannah O’Daniel, Madison - Parmenter, Ethan - Pate, Brooke Romero-Campos, Carlota - Scates, Drew - Schaefer, Brandon Schutz, Myra - Slygh, Eric - Snodgrass, Rhett Tanner, Katherine - Weis, Anna GRAY Austin, Breckan - Barker, Faith - Bourne, Ashlyn Bourne, Cole - Cochran, Isabella - Collins, Taylor Crawford, Logan - Esche, Gary - Flemmings, Felicitie Franklin, Shayna - French, Kayanna - Hawthorne, Kiaya Henderson, Delayne - Henn, Bryson - Jones, Margaret Krieger, Kaaleigh - Loehr, Savannah - Long, Alison Marshall, Johnathon - May, Jackson - Murray, Dylan Phelps, Skylar - Quinzer, Bronson - Ricketts, Brent Ricketts, Brock - Rye, Lindsey - Schaefer, Nicholas Turner, Destiny - Underwood, Rebekah - Valier, Lauren Wagner, Nathan

GRADE 12 HIGH HONORS Bannister, Morgan - Bilskie, Leah - Brock, Alliyah Culley, Logan - Harmes, Alexis - Ludlow, Kassandra McCarty, Emily - Robison, Ariel - Schirtzinger, Janell Tucker, Nicole -Walls, Tyler MAROON Adams, Abram - Austin, Makayla - Bai, Yuxuan - Bippus, Nina Bourne, Courtney - Carlisle, Adam - Carner, Kaitlyn Clark, Tobi - Collins, Margaret - Cox, Valerie Crawford, Meredith - Epley, Cora - Franks, Ashley Gerard, Erica - Gerton,William - Ghrist, Megan Gilpin, Gabrielle - Gonzalez-Gomez, Angela - Hamilton, Jason Harms, Bryley - Harris, Luke - Hawley, Clara Henning, Braden - Hueftle, Jonathan - Juncker, Emily Kiger, Hanna - Kimmel, Bailie - King, Dyllan Krieger, Kyle - Lang, Hannah - Marshall, Lauren McIntyre, Cameron - Meeker, Christian - Mitchell, Jake Nolan, Kailyn - Oeth, Ashlee - Pate, Curtis - Price, Rachel Reyes, Samuel - Rietman, Justin - Robb, Zachary Robinson, Addie - Russell, Haley - Saltzman, Elizabeth Scates, Zoey - Shell, Kaytlyn - Shripka, Bralyn - Sims, Ty Stallings,Victoria - Thomas, Samuel - Toliver, Kiana Tucker, Jaycie - Turner, Maria - Walker, Amber Weilbrenner, Emma - Wilson, Mitchell - Yorgason, Jessica GRAY Adler, Michael - Batteiger, Zachary - Beirman, Lexton Benthall, Olivia - Blunt, Adam - Brauser, Drake Browning, Nicholas - Cox, Elizabeth - Doerflein, Seth Garman, Mark - Gibbs, Brooklyn - Henderson, Teddy Krieger, Kaaleb - Latshaw, Danner - Linford, Addisyn Morgan, Nathaniel - Ohning, Everett - Pate, William Raymer, Kylee - Reynolds, Kelsey - Rice, Austin Ricketts, Drake - Santoro, Timothy - Sharber, Seth Sitzman, Logan - Spindler, Asa - Varner, Benjamin

The Southwest Indiana Chamber Posey County Office will host the Posey County State of Schools Luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Countrymark Pavilion on April 11, 2019.

Dr. Tom Kopatich, superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon, and Dr. Todd Camp, superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of North Posey, will provide a progress update on the state of their

MV Junior High School

schools to the Posey County and greater Southwest Indiana community. For more information on this event, contact: Randy Owens, Posey County Office Director, at 812-838-3639 or rowens@swinchamber.com.

Farmersville

GRADE 6

GRADE 1

HIGH HONORS Angel, Coby - Campbell, John - Deckard, Hayden Dickinson, Julian - Dobleman, Cortlynn - Dyehouse, Bryce Emsweller, Charles - Green, Colton - Hamilton, Jaley Hoy, Kaitlynn - Jones, Cassidy - Lang, Shelby Mansfield, Ethan - Mayberry, Landon - Moore, Madelyn Muller, Anthony - Permenter, Jazelle - Preske, Lillian Rainey, Kyra - Robison, Barrett - Seibert, Sadie Slaton, Miranda - Starnes, Sophia - Straw, Zoe Tenbarge, Grace - Thomason, John - Thompson, Layne Thompson, Valarie - Valier, Ava - Wagner, Malley Whaley, Alaina - Williams, Ava - Zieren, Isabella HONOR ROLL Anderson, Elijah - Banks, Blake - Basden, James Bredemeier, Alana - Brock, Chance - Byerly, Nathanael Capes, Rylan - Chilton, Addison - Clayton, Malachi Cleveland, Mary Kate - Collins, Connor Cortelloni, Christian - Denning, Jasmine - Dye, Masyn Escoto-Aponte, Natalie - Ethridge, Konnor - Ewalt, Isabella Forsee, Arianna - Funk, Colton - Fuson, Gabrielle Gipson, Bethany - Gray, Camron - Green, Noah Hamrick, Maxwell - Hardy, Aubrey - Harralson, Madalyn Hathaway, Grant - Henderson, Rue - Hoehn, Alexandra Howard, Nathan - Hubbard, Brendan - Jolley, Tyler Jones, David - Ledbetter, Aaliyah - Lindenschmidt, Kyle Lunceford, Hailey - Marchand, Brandie - Martin, Hannah Martin, Liza - McCarty, Dylan - McCarty, Landon Medina, Yoeli - Michel, Katelynn - Millay, James Miller, Kenzie - Muller, Savannah - Nobles, Alyssa Nurrenbern, Rylie - Patel, Yug - Pedrotti, Hunter Peters, James - Pierce, Lowell - Potter, Maddox Ragab, Aaron - Ritchie, Cammie - Robles, Carmela Robles, Olivia - Rutledge, Andrea - Schneider, Colten Scott, Alexandra - Shiver, Hayley - Smith, Angel-Marie Stillwagoner, Jayden - Swartz, Chloe - Wiggins, Makayla

HIGH HONORS Clowers, Nash - Ellison, Griffin - Greene, Jax Greenwell, Logan - Herrenbruck, Juliann - Hoehn, Wyatt Konrath, Daxton - Kuhn, Oakley - Mattingly, Reagan McIntyre, McKenzee - Moore, Maggie - Reese, Emmelyn Stemple, Addison - Wilson, Arianna HONORS Benton, Lilly - Bourne, Abbey -Butler, Chelsea Carter, Jaclynn Criswell, MacKenzie - David, Jensyn Deckard, Jordan - Feldkamp, Ryder - Garcia, Sofia Grabert, Brookelyn - Haggard, Lola - Hamm, Nicholas Hamrick, Melanie - Hobbs, Mason - Lemberg, Leah Mattingly, Serenity - Rollins, Chase - Russell, John Schneider, Macyn - Sellers, Aether - Suedmeyer, Landry Thompson, Owen - Wilson, Kourtlynn

GRADE 7 HIGH HONORS Anderson, Dusten - Axton, Hunter - Bell, Cora - Bell, Matthew Bruckman, Carlos - Bulkley, Zackary - Burke, Adam Clowers, Jackson - Crawford, Camaro - Dickens, Kirsten Doherty, Grant - Dutkiewicz, Logan - Fisher, Emma Kincade, Ava - Krieger, Kaadeigh - Osban, Piper - Paul, Aidan Reyes, Grace - Ries, Abigail - Schmuck, Rylee Seifert, Hannah - Sharber, Arlissa - Snodgrass, Merritt Willard, Parker HONORS Adler, Morgan - Aldrich, Ellen - Alldredge, Maximillan Baldwin, Beau - Beirman, Sara - Bincsik, Braden Brucken, Blake - Burnett, Isaac - Carr Hannah Choate, Abrianna - Cobb, Aaron - Cox, Victoria - Deno, Nolan Dickinson, Halie - Ethridge, Dillan - Franks, Brooke Frisby, Alyssa - Gentry Destin - Gibbs, Bella - Glover, Julien Grantham, Haley - Grantham, Makayla - Gray, Mark Hamrick, Mitchell - Haney, Asher - Hardin, Justina Hart, Arliss - Hess, Kendra - Holder, Kyle - Huss, Madolyn Johnson, Allyson - Jones, Molly - Kelley, Ryan - Krull, Kierra Lyons, Rees - Maier, Madeline - Mason, Taylor Masterson, Mercedez - McCord Derek - McCune, Ella McDowell, Adam - Mitchell, Landon - Morgan, Luke Morris, Kenyon - Nobles, Joseph - Osborne, Emily Powell, Ben - Rapp, Andrew - Redman, Olivia - Rhea, Hannah Robb, Isabel - Santoro, Andrew - Schu, Brandi Seidensticker, Zarek - Shumate, Joshua - Sizemore, Lily Spalding, Ryan - Stokes, Emily - Stovall, Glennden Sullivan, Reagan - Thomas, Jonathan - Underwood, Danielle Wagner, Mia - Wassmer, Kendall - Watson, Morgan Watters, Ava - Weatherford, Hadley - Weis, Aaron West, Hannah - Weatherford, Hadley - Weis, Aaron West, Hannah

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Class Reunions The Robb Township Alumni honors Class of 1959 The Robb Twp. Alumni dinner will be held on June 8, 2019 at the Red Wagon in Poseyville. This year we will honor the class of 1959 for their 60th year anniversary, the last class to graduate from Robb Township High School. Anyone who attended Robb Township or Saint Francis and their guest is eligible to attend. More information and letters will be sent around the first of May. Any questions please call Dody Straub, 812-454-3484.

Mount Vernon Class Of 1974 asked to “Save the Date” Join us on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 7 - 11 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Elks Lodge. Save the date, more information to follow. Contact numbers are; Cindy Cox Green, 812-449-8169, Janie Rueger Meinschein, 812-483-3578, Paula Ferguson Boarman, 812-985-3383.

CAUCUS SET The Posey County Republican Party has scheduled a caucus for April 7, 2019 at 4 p.m. at the Robinson Conservation Club to select the next Posey County Prosecutor. Those who are interested in filing should contact Greg Newman at least 72 hours prior to the caucus at ganewman@tds.net or 812-480-3893.

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Sign owners look for answers to jurisdiction dilemma By Lois Mittino Gray “Why on Earth would the Posey County Board of Zoning Appeals want to go against a Supreme Court decision?� Andy Hoehn wonders aloud, as his wife Nancy sitting alongside him, shakes her head in agreement. “The board needs to catch up with the Supreme Court and use common sense.� The pair is involved in a le-

gal battle with the local BZA over a $150,000 electronic sign erected on their property and visible from Highway 62. The eye-catching sign flashes messages about local charitable events, business advertisements, political candidates, and sometimes, personal birthday shout-outs every eight seconds, the legal limit. The sophisticated sign automatically dims at night to

Briefly Saint Peter’s UMC schedules Easter Egg Hunt A Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Saint Peter’s United Methodist Church, 2800 Saint Phillips Road, on Saturday, April 20, 2019 starting promptly at 11:30 a.m. Ages 0-12. Bring your own baskets. Easter Egg Hunt, Crafts, Games, Story Time and Lunch for all. Learn the true meaning of Easter. All invited.

Hoosier Art Salon presents “Close Encounterâ€? The Hoosier Art Salon on 507 Church in New Harmony, Indiana presents “Close Encounter,â€? an art exhibition featuring the artwork of Charlene M. Brown, Susie Byerley and Kate Orr. The work of these three representational artists showcases a variety of styles, media, and subject matter, but with a common thread: Each piece represents a close encounter with the subject, a visual record of the time spent and thought applied to interpret the unique beauty inherent in a person, place, or object. This process requires more than a passing appreciation, but rather a patient and focused study. Sometimes beauty is obvious, other times not so obvious; but always it takes equal parts inspiration and eort to eectively translate what the artist sees into the language of pigment on a at surface. The artwork of these three ladies will be on display until April 21 with a reception on April 6, 2019 from 4-7 p.m., please come meet the artists and enjoy refreshments provided by the members of Tri Kappa. Susie Byerley will be doing an artistic demonstration that afternoon in the gallery from 1-3 p.m. This is in conjunction with the town wide events Harmony Spring Market and the Art and Antique Stroll happening on April 6, 2019.

Johnson UMC Bible Study to begin April 3 Starting on Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m., Johnson United Methodist Church in New Harmony will begin a six week Bible study based on the parable of the Prodigal Son, as told in Luke. The study is called,�The Prodigal God,� by Timothy Keller. Everyone is invited to attend. Johnson UMC is located at 403 Raintree Street, New Harmony, IN 47631. For more information, call the church at 812-6824648 and leave a message.

APL Celebrates National Library Weekd April 7 through April 13, the Alexandrian Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. In celebration, overdue ďŹ nes on items returned that week will be forgiven. All week, you can enjoy free popcorn during library regular hours (while supplies last) and you will receive a gift when you check out at the Circulation Desk.

Saint Philip Catholic Church to hold Fish Fry Saint Philip Catholic Church will be having a ďŹ sh fry Friday, April 12, 2019, from 5 - 7 p.m. Carry outs start at 4:45 p.m.

Community Good Friday service set for April 19 The Mount Vernon Ministerial Association will be holding its yearly Community Good Friday Service, April 19 from 12 to 1 p.m. It will be held this year at First Presbyterian Church at 120 East Sixth Street in Mount Vernon. Mr. Frank Liberti and Mr. Dennis Carr are organizing a Community Choir to assist with the music for this service. Frank and Dennis will be holding two choir rehearsals on Sunday afternoons, April 7 and April 14. Both choir rehearsals will begin at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Please plan to attend at least one of the two rehearsals at your convenience, and both if possible. A ďŹ nal rehearsal will be held at 11 a.m. on Good Friday, prior to the start of the service. We invite all singers from southern Posey County to sing in this community service.

not be blinding and blacks out should there be a malfunction. Andy and Nancy Hoehn, co-owners of HGP LLP Property Company, the business that owns the sign, have received letters from the BZA asking them to make the expensive sign go dark, not running ads for anything but their “on-premise� plastics business, thus losing income. In a letter dated October 16, 2018, a line from it, shouting out in complete capital letters reads, “In order to operate in compliance with the sign ordinance and the BZA order, please immediately discontinue usage of the message board for any use other than on premise advertising for which you do have a permit.� A marketing company, Grow Marketing of Mount Vernon, solicits the advertisers for the sign, does the contracts, and creates the messages. All advertisers and charities are located in Posey County, other than Solarbron Retirement Community, which has many residents from Posey County, according to Andy. “We put good things on the sign for free as well as paid advertisements. We’ve had messages on the Posey County 4-H Fair, Mount Vernon River Days, and the Saint Matthew Auction, for example,� said Nancy. The Supreme Court has determined that local governments cannot regulate sign content in Reed versus Town of Gilbert 2015 and it is a violation of the First Amendment to do so, according to the Hoehns. Here’s the story on the ongoing saga and the constitutionality issue, which has already cost the Hoehns’ about $5,000 in legal fees. According to the Hoehns, it began in 2017 when the couple purchased the sign from Husk Signs of Evansville. The sign went up in 2018. Formal action was taken by the Hoehns at the February 2018 Board of Zoning Appeals meeting to obtain a special use permit for the sign. The BZA granted the permit contingent on approval by the state INDOT, as BZA considers it an “off premise� sign and INDOT (Indiana Department of Transportation) has the jurisdiction over those. On premise signs are not under state jurisdiction.

Example of free charitable advertising on the Hoehn sign. Photo by Lois Mittino Gray BZA Attorney Beth McFadin Higgins explained that under the city sign ordinance, there are time limits and the applicant has one year to get the INDOT permit. About 30 to 60 days prior to the years’ end, the sign owner is notified the special use permit will be void, but can ask for an extension. The Hoehns appeared before the February 14 BZA meeting to ask for that extension and to explain why they have not yet requested the INDOT permit. They do not agree with the “off premise� designation and feel it is unconstitutional to regulate their sign content, after the Supreme Court decision on the Reed Case concerning local signage and First Amendment Freedom of Speech rights. “My client feels that distinction between off premise and on premise content is unconstitutional,� Nick J. Cirignano, attorney with Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel,and Shoulders, told the board at the meeting. “We are requesting the extension to see what INDOT will do about catching up with the Supreme Court decision. We need six months to see which way they will go.� Barry Tanner, BZA Board Chairman, asked the attorney, “What progress can we expect with the extension?� Local BZA President Mark Seib inquired, “Why did your client not file anything with the state?� Other members of the board at the meeting were Steve Fuelling and Sophie Roby. Don Koch was absent. Mindy Bourne was present in her role as Area Plan Commission Executive Director. The Hoehns said that Cirignano explained that his client does not want to request the permit if he doesn’t have

to as it will be expensive and a time consuming process. “Once we contact INDOT, if they feel we are not compliant, my client must take down the sign or file action in court. This wouldn’t be an easy case. It requires time to research and do. We were going to ask their ruling, then take action. It costs a lot of money to challenge a state entity,� he said. The board essentially feels that INDOT plans to inventory all signs on the highway and look for compliance violations. The Hoehns claim that INDOT officials told Higgins that is the plan, but do not know when they will get to this area. “Maybe if you turn in the permit request, INDOT may put it up at the top of the pile,� Seib noted. On the owner’s side, INDOT does not seem to be enforcing signage laws anymore. Many of the present signs, such as the one at the entrance to the Southwind Strip Mall, advertises other businesses without a permit. Higgins said there are 1,400 signs in the district and INDOT said it is actively going to enforce the laws and are in the midst of the process. Tanner said he hopes they get to it in the next six months. Seib replied, “Sounds like we have to find out.� He made the motion to extend the application for a permit extension until Wednesday, May 8, another BZA meeting. It was approved by the board. “The extension does not negate the notices and correspondence sent to the sign owner. If the state says ‘no,’ we’ll enforce it and we’ll go from there.� Chairman Tanner added, “We will not settle the Constitutional Question, but we can grant an extension on the

permit.� The extension may determine whether the sign is used for “off premise� owners and therefore under INDOT control. The Hoehns maintain that all advertisers sign a contract which gives them full use of their facilities on the property and office space and access to materials, thus making them “on premise� tenants, which the permit now covers. To help new small businesses, the company gives them their first month advertising for free. But the Hoehns contend that bottom line is the Reed Case determined it is unconstitutional to regulate sign content at all, no matter whether “On or Off premise,� as it is a violation of the First Amendment Freedom of Speech. “We believe the constitution is behind us. It’s not to be decided by what the sign says. It violates my First Amendment rights to base it on content,� said Nancy Hoehn. In an article published by the MRSC Local Government Success group, written by Steve Butler, called “The Importance of Bringing Your Sign Code Up-To-Date,� Number Two helpful tip is “Do Not enforce any existing content-based sign regulations.� “They are walking straight into a municipal malpractice case. The only smart thing for the BZA to do is listen to tip two. If they enforce this, it will invalidate their sign ordinance,� said Andy Hoehn. In the meantime, the Hoehns’ will be waiting for INDOT decisions and flashing their messages. They are in question about filing for the permit with INDOT. “After all,� Owner Andy Hoehn summed up simply, “Why poke the bear?�

Sermon of the Week: Why Worry? Matthew 6:25-34 Pastor Rocky Wrye Worry. We all do it. Some more than others, but still? I come from a long line of worriers. Like my mother, before me, I am a world class worrier. I know a lot of you can relate ‌ but even if you can’t the odds are overwhelming that you worry. And the things we worry about are usually things that are out of our control. Jesus addressed worry in the Sermon on the Mount in the passage from the Book of Matthew listed above. Jesus begins with a command “do not worryâ€? in verse twenty-ďŹ ve, and then asks the question “why do you worry?â€? In this passage Je-

sus gives us seven reasons not to worry. These seven reasons not to worry (1) the same God who created life in us can be trusted with the details of our lives, (2) worrying about the future hampers our eorts for today, (3) worrying is more harmful than it is helpful, (4) God does not ignore those who depend on them, (5) worry shows a lack of and understanding of God, (6) there are real challenges that God wants us to pursue, and worrying keeps us from them, (7) living one day at a time keeps us from being consumed with worry, would seem to solve our problem. I look at those seven reasons and I have read the passage in Matthew dozens and dozens of times. So, problem solved. Right? Well, it sure has not been that easy for me (and likely those “world classâ€? worriers like me). Verse thirty-one states “so do not worryâ€?. STOP TELLING ME

THAT! The last thing I want to hear when I am worrying about something is “don’t worryâ€?. When I am caught up in the “spin cycleâ€? (more about that later) of worry I do not want to hear that ‌ unless they know something I don’t. Not long ago I was watching a “pre-recordedâ€? basketball game with a friend that had already checked the ďŹ nal score. Since we were both rooting for the same team I kept looking at him to see if I should be worried, because he knows something that I don’t. So, when Jesus tells me “don’t worryâ€? I ďŹ gure he has already seen how this thing turns out! And he has already promised us that God is faithful! So why do I worry? If it were not Jesus asking the question, my ďŹ rst response would probably be that between my wife Rosalind and I we have four grandchildren, and eleven great nieces and nephews (and

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‘Golden Years’ continued from Page A1 Baden Hotel restoration. “My husband is so understanding. I called him and said, ‘Do you think I’m crazy? I’d love to drive up to West Baden and do some volunteer work in the gardens,’” she recalls. “He said he didn’t care. He’s a man of few words.” Don’s few words sealed the deal. She drove up one day every year for five years to do volunteer work in the West Baden gardens. The West Baden project caused Judy to think about Mount Vernon. Before she became a Master Gardener, she joined the Garden Club in 1994. With their Margaret Dunigan memorial fund, the Mount Vernon wildflower project took root. Judy and several more took charge. The project was completed in four phases on the northeast and southeast side of town, with one plot planted in memory of Marty Bayer. It ended at the Hovey House, in danger of demolition at the time. Judy notes the FFA and Julie Turner contributed labor generously to complete the wildflower project. Since Judy has joined the Garden Club, the group has planted and maintained flowers at the four corners of the court house lawn. The corners complement the earlier planting of the Rainbow Gardens on each side of the ramp leading to the west entrance of the court house. In addition, Judy served with the Garden Club to provide the landscaping with donated stone at the entrance to the Port. Over the years, Judy has

been involved with friends in the landscaping of Mount Vernon’s ten Habitat for Humanity homes. Again, she praises the FFA for their volunteer work to help their neighbors. She and others helped another neighbor, Tom Guggenheim, in his efforts to beautify the vacant lot at the east end of Riverbend Park by planting trees and over a thousand daffodils in a spot otherwise neglected. In 2009, the fundraiser for the Main Street Tree Project brought 21 trees, planted on Main, Second, Third, and Fourth, to spruce up Mount Vernon. Judy saw that project through to completion as well. Mount Vernon received the Connect with Southern Indiana Grant in 2010 through the Lilly Endowment. It required the formation of the Azalea Committee, of which Judy is a member, to oversee the planting of 200 azaleas delivered to Mount Vernon through the grant. These were planted at public buildings and nonprofits and at Riverbend Park. Once more, the FFA was indispensable in completing the work. A couple of years later, Mount Vernon met the requirements to receive the official “Azalea City” designation. To keep it, two events are held each year, the April azalea sale and the downtown spring walking tour. The azalea sale is scheduled this year for Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Riverbend Park. Proceeds will go toward the beautification of the river-

front and the maintenance of the azaleas planted all around town. As always, Judy encourages residents to attend these events. No wonder, Judy was named the Elks Club’s Citizen of the Year in 2012. Additional honors and awards include Solarbron’s 1999 Neighborhood Jewel Award, Gold Master Gardener with over 2,000 hours gardening labor of love, 2010 Mount Vernon Relay for Life Courage Award recipient, and Indiana Bicentennial torch bearer. She’s been the organizer for the past several years of United Way’s Day of Caring riverfront project. The past few years, she has hosted also the Mount Vernon Garden Club’s annual plant auction, this year on Tuesday, April 23, 9:30 a.m. Above all, Judy holds her family dear. It has grown now to include nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Most of all, though, she attributes her happiness to her husband, Don—“and to God, who’s made it all possible.” For over a year, Don has resided at Solarbron’s Memory Care Unit. “He’s my sunshine. He’s always smiling. He’s an awesome guy—just like he’s always been,” Judy says. “He’s put up with all my little quirky ideas and supported me through the years.” Judy must borrow sunbeams from Don. She still works tirelessly in the community, most notably with gardening. Nothing, it seems, can darken her smile either.

‘Owens’ continued from Page A1 His goal is to present a different business each day, so that in six months every Posey County Chamber member has been highlighted. Owens also discussed intangible rewards for Chamber members; for example, the Chamber provides an avenue to present concerns to area and state legislators. The Posey County Office of the Southwest Indiana Chamber and the Posey County Economic Development Partnership share an office with Visit Posey County at 231 Main Street in Mount Vernon. Owens keeps 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. hours, but a visitor will need to call or email him to ensure he’s in the office. Typically, he’s traveling to local businesses all over the county to present and provide Chamber services. Posey County leaders can expect to see Owens involved in community activities again also, now that he and his wife are settling in from their move back to Mount Vernon in February. In the past, he was a member of the founding committee for Mount Vernon River Days; led as a team captain for Relay for Life; served on the board for the Mount Vernon Homeless Shelter; and was a member of the founding committee along with his wife, Cindy, for Posey County YoungLife. A licensed local pastor in the United Methodist Church for the past eight years, he is now appointed to Johnson United Methodist

Church in New Harmony. Ties to his community are strong for Owens, especially to the next generations. He wants to leave a legacy of goodwill and a good life for young people. “I’ve been blessed with a good career,” Owens comments. “I’m at that point in life where I just want to see future generations enjoy a good life.” Randy Owens may be reached by phone at the Posey County office of the Southwest Indiana Chamber—office, (812) 838-3639; cell, (812) 781-1804; fax, (812) 421-5883—or by email, rowens@swinchamber.com. Top 5 Benefits of Chamber Members Free postings of member news SWINChamber.com Social media Bi-weekly newsletter 2)Free ribbon cutting or milestone celebration at least one time per year 3)Free attendance to weekly Chamber Networking and News (CNN) gatherings 4)Free business listing, Annual “Keep It Local” Chamber Directory, and free participatory store front decal 5)Savings on office supplies with discount card

‘Trail’ continued from Page A1 trees will start to be removed. He added that citizens should not be alarmed to see them go, as all the trees will be replaced. He announced that the project engineers will be attending the next Common Council meeting in two weeks’ time to explain the project on April 11 at 7 p.m. if anyone would like to hear them. In other board action: • Mount Vernon Police Officer Tom Stallings, representing Chief Alldredge, stated the department had 218 calls since the last meeting. • Fire Chief Wes Dixon reported there were 42 calls since the last meeting. Of those, five were fire runs, 2 were accidents, and 37 were medical runs. • Utilities Superintendent Chuck Gray said his department has been doing some maintenance on clarifier number two at the treatment plant

and have done minor repairs to the vac-con truck. since the last meeting. • Street Commissioner Max Dieterle told the board that the street department has deposited $360 from special pick-ups into the General Fund since the last meeting. They have hauled 94.18 tons to the landfill and cleaned up 39 properties. • Dieterle brought a quote to upgrade the department backhoe/loader. The current one in use is a 2000 New Holland, which he has been offered $10,000 for as a trade. He is interested in purchasing a 2015 John Deere for $69,500. The Commissioner stated he is not satisfied with the amount of the trade in and would like to get the price below $59,500. He would like to try the new 2015 one out first before committing to

the purchase. He does have $58,000 in his MVHF budget for the purchase. Board Member Williams advised him “to start haggling.” • Board Member Becky Higgins asked Commissioner Dieterle about the dates of the City Wide Clean-up as she is getting several inquiries on it. He replied it will be the second week in May. • Mayor Curtis discussed finding a way to inform residents about the General Rules of Spring Clean Up. This includes keeping grass clippings out of the street and sewers, and not putting limbs and twigs in the trash, as they are not to be taken to the landfill. Instead, residents should take them to the city limb yard on Leonard Street during open hours. He thought they could possibly put something on the city website.

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USI President Ron Rochon and First Lady Lynn Rochon enjoyed meeting author Nancy Mangum McCaslin and her husband Randy (on left). She is the author of Jane Owen’s biography and the couple flew up from Houston for the President’s Reception at the Atheneum on Sunday. They have purchased a retirement home on Tavern Street. Photo by Lois Mittino Gray

‘Clowers’ continued from Page A1 ity of trying to help rid a rampant drug, particularly methamphetamine problem. His hard work and reputation as a “no nonsense” and “no gray area” prosecutor earned him the respect of both law enforcement and those who broke the law. “I’m going in extremely humbled by the opportunity and I’m not taking anything for granted,” Clowers said of the new job. “I have so much to learn from the staff, the attorneys, and just the perspective of a judge. I really look forward to learning. I don’t think I was ever a ‘know-itall’ here in my position as prosecutor and I certainly won’t be that way as a judge.” But becoming a judge was never really a goal for Clowers. He loved his role as a prosecutor and the successes he had in the betterment of the Posey County community… and it showed. “That has been almost nine years and I think the most important thing was that I went around and talked to as many people as I could to learn what their concerns were and know what was most important to them,” Clowers explained. “And as a judge, you listen to the facts and you make decisions. You treat everyone with respect and fairness. I think that will be the most important thing in this position.” Clowers quickly points to the people who work in his office and all law enforcement in Posey County. Rarely has any county seen the two political parties work in harmony for the common good of the people as the people of Posey County have seen over the past few years. “I have a lot of mixed emotions,” Clowers said when asked about the change. But much more went into the process than meets the eye. “One of the hardest things is

to leave this position and the people that I have been working with and the people that I am serving in pending cases right now. Thinking about walking out those doors is very difficult. We are a very close family here in the prosecutor’s office and we take very seriously our service to the community. It is very tough to think about leaving.” “The first thing that happened was my wife and I got together and talked long and hard about it,” Clowers said. “Honestly, we prayed about it a lot, as well. And after a lot of conversations and a lot of prayer, we felt like it was the right thing to do to put my application in. Then, if that door opened, we would make that decision when the time came.” The time has come. “It’s a different avenue to serve,” Clowers said of the draw of the judge’s position. “It is a different opportunity to impact the community.” Despite the respect and success Clowers has earned in the prosecutor’s office, let there be no misconception that his family is one of the most important things in his life. “Obviously, I want to make sure that our courts are run as efficiently as possible,” Clowers said of the new appointment. “They need to be open and accessible to everyone who needs to get in and get something done. But my family is such an important part of my life, I’m going to try to include them in this as much as I can. Some of my nest memories in being in this prosecutor’s office are of me sitting here at my desk working on a Saturday and my sons running through the Hovey House playing hide and seek. Those are some of my most fond memories of this building. I always try to include my family as much as possible.”

Clowers was born in Tennessee and is the son of Clarence and Cheryl Clowers. He has two brothers, Thomas and Michael, and a sister, Danielle. He is married to Jennifer and the couple has five children. Son Tristan is 15 while Jaskson is 13, Bryce is a fifth grader, Nash is a first grader and Emma is four. “I have a freshman in high school now and he will probably make fun of the robe,” Clowers said attempting to interject some humor into an emotional topic. “Things just go by so quickly.” Clowers said he feels it will be helpful because he knows the Superior Court staff well and is familiar with the way things are handled. He had made many trips into Judge Almon’s chambers. “Judge Almon was such a wonderful judge and they are such a great family in our community,” Clowers said of his predecessor. “I have huge shoes to fill and I plan to work very hard to try to fill them.” Clowers went on to say that his family has adopted Posey County as home and they are proud and excited to be an active part of the community. “When I was elected prosecutor this last time, I said to myself that I have four more years to learn and to get it right as prosecutor,” Clowers said. “I’m going to miss this place very much.” So is he happy with the work that he has done over the past nine years, Clowers said that is up for the community to decide. “But I will tell you this,” he said. “I have tried my hardest.” Clowers will join another Republican judge in the Posey County Court system. Judge Craig Goedde was elected in November to replace longtime Circuit Court Judge James Redwine.

‘SABIC’ continued from Page A1 and strong technical, operational and supply chain capabilities. “As we grow, we know we will need the continued partnership of our trusted suppliers,” the correspondence stated. “Therefore, while today’s signing marks an important milestone for us, rest assured it does not change our focus on enhancing our partnerships with our suppliers, or your normal points of contact. We remain focused on our operations and meeting our commitments, and appreciate your continued support as a valued supplier and business partner.” Yousef Al-Benyan, SABIC Vice Chairman and CEO, said: “I believe the potential rewards of this deal are clear and support our vision to be the preferred world leader in chemicals. SABIC will benefit from the additional scale, technology, investment potential, and growth

opportunities Saudi Aramco will bring as a global leader in integrated energy and chemicals production, while remaining focused on meeting the needs of our customers and the creation of value for all our shareholders.” Al-Benyan continued, “SABIC’s relationship with Saudi Aramco goes back to our inception in 1976. Solidifying our relationship in this way strategically positions SABIC and Saudi Aramco to accelerate exciting developments in our global chemicals business.” The acquisition will be a key pillar for SABIC and Saudi Aramco in the development of the petrochemicals industry in Saudi Arabia, and reinforces aligned objectives to create a preferred global chemicals company. The transaction will also strengthen Saudi Aramco’s position as one of the world’s largest integrated energy and chemical companies.


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Finally – ďŹ nally! – spring has arrived. At least, on the calendar. In the actual air and day-to-day forecasts, maybe not so much‌ The season is springing, though, that much is true. It’s springing up and down. Warm one day, cold the next. Or even warm now, cold in twenty minutes! It’s springing with the wind: blowing practically gale-force now, calm later. And precipitation‌monsoons today, blazing sunshine tomorrow! Plants and owers are springing up everywhere – gardens, yards, forests, ďŹ elds. Notso-happy side eect of all the new growth: rising – springing! - pollen counts with resultant sneezing! Everywhere we see fresh color after months of grey and brown and mud and, occasionally, white snow. Friends and neighbors are venturing out from self-imposed hibernation, mowing the grass, trimming shrubs and bushes, and sprucing up their yards, all in anticipation of warm days arriving soon, when time can be spent outside. Welcome to spring in southern Indiana! I recently planted broccoli, cauliower, cabbage and kale. These are cool-season plants. I’ve tried growing them before with mixed results. As local springtime temperatures often rise to summertime extremes well before the calendar actually allows, these plant sometimes don’t do so well in my garden. Mostly, though, my plants succumb to the vagaries of a small herbivore. Names, bunny rabbits. These cute, uy, chubby critters visit my garden the day I plant my vegetables. I’m sure they lurk in the shadows of the surrounding trees and small buildings, waiting for me to exit “theirâ€? domain. Which, technically it might be. But let’s share the bounties of the

garden, shall we, bunnies? I leave the yard onions and dandelion greens alone so that wildlife can chow down on their very own salad whenever they like. Please leave my greens alone! To encourage them to enjoy the plentiful items available in my yard – and those of many of my neighbors – I enclosed my small, four-foot square garden plots with chicken wire. This venture – or adventure! – required obtaining the proper tools to complete the protected area. First, chicken wire – or poultry fencing, if you want to get fancy – and stakes to keep the chicken wire in some semblance of fencing order around my garden were acquired. My small, homeowner-sized hammer didn’t properly pound the metal stakes into the ground. I tried. I would still be pounding with that implement but quickly decided a trip to the locally-owned hardware store was required. The gentleman in the store was most helpful. Upon hearing my needs he escorted me to the proper area to choose my small (eight pound, I believe) sledge hammer. A woman and her tools are an awesome sight! Back home, I moved the tools and implements and wire to my garden area. As I said, my vegetable garden plots are four foot by four foot, and I have two (so far – stay tuned. I’m seriously considering a vegetable garden upgrade this season.). They aren’t exactly side by side, so eight stakes were required. I placed the stakes in a generally upright manner at the corner of the boxes and commenced pounding them into the damp ground. This was accomplished with a minimum of eort, actually. I’m stronger than I look, and the act of hitting those stakes with all the power I had in my arms was strangely relaxing. A better way of venting my frustrations than yelling at someone, right? Now to attach the chicken wire. If you have ever worked with this very exible and pliable item you understand that it has a mind of

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its own. Maybe two minds. The metal posts to which I attached the two-foot tall wire fencing has hooks that the fencing was encouraged – pushed? jammed? – to slip under to hold it in place. This actually worked fairly well, much to my surprise. I moved carefully around all four sides of the ďŹ rst garden bed, bending the fence around each corner. Time to attach the end of the wire fence to the beginning of the wire fence. Hmm‌a couple of moments of pondering how best to complete this ended with simply cutting the fencing to the desired length with my trusty wire cutters – which I already own, of course! – and bending the ends together to complete the enclosure. Success! Adding a fence to the second garden spot didn’t take nearly as long, as I was now an experienced fence installer. Well, maybe. The fence isn’t perfectly square but it actually doesn’t look too bad, considering it was installed by a real novice! Take that, bunny rabbits! Sit outside the gardens and wiggle your little bunny noses

in anticipation, and then fuss at me for keeping the green delights to myself this year! Remember, there is a huge yard full of other goodies just for you! The bunnies won’t be “springingâ€? (sorry – couldn’t resist!) in to ďŹ nish o my cabbages this year‌unless they are super-rabbits who can jumper higher than two feet. So far, so good‌ I’ll keep you posted on the success of this particular attempt to live in harmony with nature. I am a nature lover and believe we all have our place in God’s great world. I don’t use chemicals in my yard or garden (probably to my neighbors’ chagrin when the dandelions bloom and blow their seeds all around) and am aware that there are creatures and critters who have to eat, too, so a certain amount of loss of owers and vegetables is expected and, generally, tolerated. In this joyous season of renewal, remember this: There is enough for all of us in so many ways, and we should share whatever and whenever we can. And that’s all that matters.

in a holiday tournament. The big reason they lost was that they had to play without Hamilton, their leading rebounder and scorer. He had torn his ACL in the afternoon game. We were all disappointed but still very proud of our Central Bears. After the season Dr. Paul had the team out for a Sunday chicken dinner and We got to shoot hoops with them again. Very excited again but we were pros now. Gene Southwood went to college at Vanderbilt where he was a star player. He remained in Nashville until his death a few years ago. Lee Hamilton, who starred at Depauw, is still living but I am not sure about

the others. Gene also had a younger brother, Jerry, who was probably ďŹ ve or six when we spent the night. Later he starred on the Bosse team that won the State Championship in the early 60’s. There you have it, what two young boys did without TV or WiFi back in the day. I’m glad those devices weren’t an option back then. If they had been we would probably never have written those players and they wouldn’t have been excited about it either. A great time and great memories, both without an “Appâ€? to be found anywhere. The only “Appâ€? was the imagination and initiative of two young boys seeking something to do.

Guest Column: By George Cottrell Our Own “APPâ€? Young people today seem to be totally obsessed with everything WiFi. IPads and smart phones and “Appâ€? upon “App,â€? Twitter and Face Book beats swinging a bat. Obsessed to the exclusion of all else, or so it seems, including outdoor (healthy) activities. Dierent time. Dierent strokes for dierent folks. It wasn’t always that way. At the risk of sounding old (I am) I’ll talk about back in the day, when I was “young people.â€? There was no WiFi. There was no TV. There was radio but it was static riddled. We spent a lot of time outdoors doing whatever our young minds conjured up for us. Of course outdoors wasn’t much of an option during the winter so we sought other avenues to occupy our time and satisfy our quest for things to do. Again no TV or WiFi so we were left to create our own “Apps,â€? things to do to pass the time and entertain ourselves. I grew up in the 40’s and during those years one of my best friends and constant companions was my next door neighbor, Charley Boren. Charley was a “daredevilâ€? type with a fertile imagination, he was usually game for anything. During the winter of 47’- 48’ our parents, like most Hoosiers, were followers of high school basketball. Watching the local team of course (ďŹ ght Posies ďŹ ght) but also listening to games on the radio. The only games that were carried involved Evansville teams, the radio station was in Evansville. There was I think, a game of the week, pitting an Evansville school against someone or two against each other. That year Evansville Central had an outstanding team, one of the best in the state, and theirs was often the game to be featured. Of course Charley and I became enamored with the Bears of Central High. We also became big fans of the players, they had become our hero’s. Our attraction was so strong that one of us, Charley I’m sure, got the idea of writing to them, fan mail, telling them how much we admired them. And so we did, wrote to them, telling them how great they were. We didn’t ask for autographs or anything we just wrote to them because we wanted to, it made is feel closer to those

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heroes whose exploits we listened to on the radio. I don’t think we expected anything to come of it so we were really excited when one of the players sent us a picture. I think his name was Chuck McDowell, I have that picture somewhere. We were very excited! If we were excited think how excited those high school players were in 1947 to get fan mail! I’m reasonably sure they got none from anyone else but us, or maybe a relative. As for Charley and I We were feeling real good. Little did we know that the best was yet to come. Charley’s dad was Doctor Paul Boren, Poseyville’s iconic town Doctor, who, as I mentioned earlier, lived next door to us. Dr. Paul got a letter or a call from Mr. Southwood, father of Gene Southwood, one of the teams stars. He invited Charley and me to come to a game (New Albany) and spend the night with Gene at their home. To say that we were excited would be the understatement of all time. We were ecstatic, beside ourselves! In the ensuing days before the game we were so excited we could barely stand it. We went to the Friday night game at Central Gym, which looked to us like the biggest arena in the world (it seated 5,000). The Bears won, Gene played great, and we went home with the Southwoods. Not sure where they lived but it was close to the downtown arena. We received A+ treatment from Mrs. Southwood and following breakfast on Saturday morning Gene took us outside to shoot hoops on his garage mounted goal. Our adrenaline was owing at warp speed, our feet probably didn’t touch the ground. If that wasn’t enough other Central players came too, Joe Schmitz, McDowell, and their star center Lee Hamilton. Yes This was the same Lee Hamilton that became a United States Congressman, the co-author of the 9/11 Report. Charley and I were beyond excited, we were on cloud nine and then some! A great experience for us, I was 12 Charley was 13. Central went to the ďŹ nal game of the state tournament that year (48’), losing to Lafayette Jeerson, a team they had beaten handily

Letters to the Editor Another perspective on the Town Board’s Financial Skills The ongoing debacle of the Board’s handling of the Rodney Wade bid for the old Deaconess property consequences are more far reaching then merely turning down the original $45,000 bid. For reasons articulated in Mr. Wade’s letter he submitted a bid on the property of $25,000. “The Board voted to reject the bid.� The Board President then mentions that he has been in conversation with an unnamed party from Nashville regarding the property. Then the Board votes to publish the property for sale at a minimum price of $2,500. Interesting process, what are we missing? What is evident is that the refusal to accept the original bid has a cost associated with it that exceeds the $45,000 by a multiple. That sum could have been used as a match in pursuing a grant for any number of needed projects. Is the match multiple two, three or four to one is open to discussion. None the less it is revenue lost and opportunity foregone. To repeat, this Board will jump over a dollar to pick up a dime. David Campbell

Matt Hostettler, State Rep. Local business receives half century award The Log Inn in Haubstadt recently received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award for being in operation since 1965. This local business was among 65 Indiana companies and organizations recently honored with a Governor’s Century or Half Century Business award at a Statehouse ceremony. The awards recognize Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation in Indiana

for at least Fifty or One Hundred consecutive years, and demonstrated a commitment to community service. Long-standing employers, like The Log Inn, provide career opportunities to Hoosiers and are community leaders. They play a key role in supporting local and state economies, and deserve recognition for their perseverance.

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Adolf Ochs (18581935) pinned the motto of the New York Times newspaper: “All the News Fit to Printâ€? in 1897. It remains on the paper’s front page today. Mottoes sometimes are more hope than substance. In 1965, as the Viet Nam War was gearing up and 18-yearold men could be drafted but could not vote, Barry McGuire (born 1935) sang ♍The Eve of Destruction♍. The lyrics included the following phrases: “The eastern world, it is expoldin’ Violence arin’, bullets loadin’ You’re old enough to kill but not for votin’ You don’t believe in war, but what’s that gun you’re totin’? The poundin’ of the drums, the pride and disgrace You can bury your dead but don’t leave a trace Hate your next door neighbor, but don’t forget to say grace.â€? About twenty years later in 1983 Anne Murray (born June

20, 1945) sang the song ♍A Little Good News Today♍ that included: “I rolled out this morning Kids had the morning news show on Some senator was squawkin’ ‘bout the bad economy It’s gonna get worse you see, we need a change in policy Just once how I’d like to see the headline say ‘Not much to print today, can’t ďŹ nd nothing bad to say’ We sure could use a little good news today.â€? So, Gentle Reader, I submit the following retreat from the edge of doom and a little good news for your April First consideration. It was announced today that Sean Hannity has been hired to replace Wolf Blitzer at CNN and Joe Scarborough will be joining FOX News. At his debut on CNN Sean Hannity reported that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had met with Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi at Camp David where they decided to apply the national defense budget to universal health care and free college tuition for all. M  E 

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Viking baseball team off to torrid 3-0 start By Chris Morlan The 2019 baseball season started last Tuesday afternoon at North Posey’s baseball diamond. This game was against the South Knox Spartans. There was a great showing of Viking fans for the opening day. It was a windy cold environment for start of the season but North Posey played a great game and beat South Knox by the score of 13-3. During the second inning, Kyle LaVanchy and Reid Smith began with a double each. This was the start of a five-run rally for the Vikings. North Posey took an early 5-0 lead after two innings. In the third inning, North Posey scored four more runs to extend their lead to 9-1. South Knox scored a run in the third, fourth and sixth innings. The Vikings scored four more runs in the sixth inning to take a 13-3 lead for the win. This game was called after the sixth inning due to the ten-run rule. North Posey went to the plate 31 times with ten hits, thirteen runs, eleven runs batted-in, seven left on base, along with four walks and one player hit by a pitch. Kyle Lavanchy went two-for-three at the plate with a double, two runs scored, and a walk. Camden Bender went one for five hitting with a run scored and a run batted-in. Gaige Kihn went one for four hitting with three runs batted-in and a double. Cameron Tepool scored on a run. Reid Smith went one for two at the plate with a double, a run batted-in, two runs scored and a walk. Jacob Newman went one for one hitting and a run scored. Logan Wunderlich went one for one hitting with two runs scored and was hit by a pitch. Rylee Thompson was one for one at the plate with a run batted-in. Jayden Wehmer went one for four hitting with three runs scored and three runs batted-in. Dalton Cox went one for three at the plate with two runs batted-in, a run scored, one stolen base and a walk. Chase Christie had one walk. On the pitching mound, Owen Spears won the game on three innings pitched with two hits, one run scored, no walks and five strikeouts on 55 pitches thrown. Hunter Alkire came in the game during the third inning to pitch two innings. Alkire allowed one hit, one run, two walks and struck out three batters on 45 pitches at the mound. Reid Smith closed out the game and pitched the final inning allowing no hits, one run, two walks, one strikeout on 27 pitches thrown. The Vikings scheduled the Henderson County Colonials last Wednesday afternoon. North Posey traveled to Henderson County on Thursday afternoon for a game. Viking third baseman, Camden Bender crushed two home runs in the game to help the Vikings win 5-3. North Posey scored the first run of the game. Henderson

County scored two runs in the second inning to take the lead at 2-1. North Posey scored two more runs in the third inning to retake the lead at 3-2. The Colonials scored a run in the third inning to tie this game at 3-3. During the sixth inning, North Posey scored two runs to claim their second win of the season. The Vikings went to the plate 27 times and collected eight hits and seven were left on base. Camden Bender went two for three at the plate with two home runs, three runs batted-in, three runs scored, a stolen base and a walk. Jarrett Motz went two for three hitting with a double and a walk. Chase Christie went two for four hitting. Gaige Kihn went one for four at the plate. Jayden was one for two hitting with a double, a run scored and hit by a pitch. Logan Wunderlich scored a run. Kyle LaVanchy was hit by a pitch and walked once. Shane Harris started the game for the Vikings. Harris pitched three innings, allowed four hits, three runs, no walks and struck out seven batters on 43 pitches. Owen Spears pitched three innings, allowing three hits, no runs, no walks and two strikeouts on 29 pitches. Kyle LaVanchy pitched the final inning allowing no hits, no runs and no walks on eight pitches. North Posey played their third game in four days at Scottsburg last Friday afternoon. The Vikings jumped out on Scottsburg quickly and never looked back to win 19-4. This was the Vikings third win in a row and stayed undefeated. For the game, the Vikings had 20 hits and ten left on base to rout Scottsburg. The Vikings scored five runs in the first inning, three runs in the second inning, two runs in the third inning and nine runs in the fourth inning to put this game out of reach to easily claim the victory. Jayden Wehmer went four for five hitting with three runs batted-in and two runs scored. Chase Christie went three for three at the plate with a double, three runs batted-in, two runs scored and two walks. Harold Bender went three for three hitting with a double, two runs scored and two runs batted-in. Gaige Kihn went three for five hitting with a double, three runs scored, one run batted-in and a stolen base. Camden Bender went one for five at the plate with two runs scored and a run batted-in. Kyle LaVanchy went one for three hitting with three runs scored, a run batted-in, one stolen base and a walk. Shane Harris was one for one at the plate along with a run scored. Jarrett Motz went one for two hitting with three runs batted-in and a run scored. Reid Smith went one for one hitting and walked once. Jake Will went one for three at the plate with two runs batted-in and a run scored. Logan

North Posey senior pitcher Shane Harris tosses the ball into the air while taking the mound in baseball action this week. No. 7 Camden Bender has provided a lot of offense for the senior Viking ace pitcher. Photo by Laura Newman Wunderlich went one for two hitting. Dalton Cox scored a run, two runs batted-in and a walk, while Cameron Tepool scored on a run. Owen Spears started the for the Vikings. Spears pitched two innings, allowed three hits, two runs, one walk and struck out one batter on 32 pitches. Kyle LaVanchy pitched one inning allowing only two hits, two runs with no walks or strikeouts. LaVanchy threw 25 pitches for the third inning. Jake Will pitched the fourth and fifth innings. Will gave up no hits, no runs, one walk and one strikeout on 18 pitches.

Lady Wildcats gain valuable experience in tourney By Thomas Butler The Mount Vernon High School Girls Softball team traveled to Murfreesboro, Tenn., to compete in the Southern Warriors Classic on March 25-26. On Monday the girls played two games, winning both. They first defeated the Marian Central Catholic Hurricanes 5-1. Senior pitcher Brooklyn Gibbs pitched all six innings with no earned runs and three hits over six innings, striking out ten. Seniors Gibbs, Megan Ghrist, and Gabi Gilpin each had a hit. Ghrist hit a double. During the second game the Wildcats defeated the Fort Payne Wildcats from Alabama 4-3. Gibbs clinched the win again surrendering one run and five hits over six innings

and striking out seven. Ghrist and Gilpin each boasted two hits. Seniors Jaycie Tucker and Addie Robinson had one hit along with freshman Jailyn Roberts. Ghrist’s hits were both doubles. On Tuesday, the Wildcats were defeated 9-8 by the Moline Maroons. The game was tied at seven in the bottom of the fourth when Moline scored four runs and they took the lead and kept it for the remainder of the game. Gibbs took the loss though she struck out four and issued no free passes. Despite the loss, the Cats did collect 11 hits during the high scoring game. Gibbs, Tucker, and Ghrist all managed multiple hits and Gibbs led in hits and was four for four at the plate. “Brooklyn threw really well in the first two

games and although she was tired, we scored enough to win against Moline. Unfortunately we helped them beat us with some errors in the game,” head coach Dave Bell said. The Wildcats second loss came in game four of the tournament against Cascade High School. The Cats fought back after falling behind nine runs by scoring eight runs in the fifth inning. However, the comeback fell short and the Cats were defeated 11-9. Ghrist and Kaaleigh Krieger hit singles while Addie Robinson, Tucker, and Gibbs hit doubles. Pitcher Jaycie Tucker took the loss for the Cats giving up nine runs and one walk. Tucker lead the team in hits going two for three at the plate. “We saw what I hope is the best pitching

we will see all year when we faced Cascade. That’s just the way it goes. We couldn’t touch her. Good pitching beats good hitting. She had great movement on her ball. When they took her out, we scored eight runs,” Bell said. Overall Bell was pleased with the girls during tournament play. “Our bats were good. The seniors carried the load, but the younger girls stepped in and did well. I was happy with the trip. We learned a lot and I think it’s going to make us better down the stretch,” Bell said. The girls were scheduled to play at Forest Park on Saturday but the game was cancelled due to weather. Their next game will be at home Tuesday April 2 at 5 p.m. against North.

Lady Vikings defeat Rangers in PAC opener, are 1-2 By Chris Morlan The North Posey girls’ softball team traveled to Forest Park last Thursday for their second game of the season. North Posey rebounded from their season opening loss to Evansville Reitz last week. The Lady Viking beat the Lady Rangers by the score of 14-4. North Posey had 16 hits during the game along with home runs from Megan Brenton and Haley Lowe. Brenton also pitched a complete game and recorded 13 strikeouts. The Lady Vikings started scoring runs in the second inning when Emily Abernathy brought in Haley Lowe on an RBI groundout for a 1-0 lead. In the third inning, Rylie Farr started the scoring rally with a double. Jenna Heath hit an RBI single to make the score 2-0. Megan Brenton hit a two-run home run to give the Lady Vikings a 4-0 lead. Forest Park scored three runs in the third inning to make the score 4-3. During the fourth inning, North Posey scored four more runs with hits from Annelise Brown and Kennedy Hallam to give the Lady Vikings an 8-3 lead. Forest Park scored one run in the fifth inning to cut into North Posey’s lead at 8-4.

North Posey scored six runs in the seventh inning. Haley Lowe hit a three-run homer to seal the win for the Lady Vikings. For the game, Farr went two for five hitting with a run scored, one run batted-in, a double and one stolen base. Jenna Heath went one for two hitting with two runs scored, a run batted-in and two walks. Julia Fullop scored two runs and walked once. Megan Brenton went two for two hitting with a home run, three runs batted-in, a run scored and one walk. Kennedy Hallam went two for six with a run batted-in and a run scored. Annelise Brown went one for five hitting with a double, two runs batted-in, and a run scored. Haley Lowe went four for four at the plate with a home run, a double, three runs batted-in, two runs scored and a walk. Emily Abernathy went three for four hitting with a double, two runs batted-in, two runs scored, a walk and a stolen base. Sophia Martin went one for five at the plate with a run scored. Kaylee Bender and Emily Fortune each scored a run. On the pitching mound, Megan Brenton received the win. Brenton pitched seven in-

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The Lady Viking softball team won their opening PAC game tonight 14-4 against Forest Park. Megan Brenton pitched a complete game with 12 strike outs. Brenton and Haley Lowe each had home runs in the victory. Photo submitted

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Wildcat baseball opens with win

Wildcat hurler Hunter Wiltshire brings the heat. The Cats are showing promise early on. Photo by Garry Beeson By Thomas Butler The Mount Vernon Wildcats baseball team hosted

Evansville Central at home on Tuesday March 26. The Cats defeated the bears 2-0.

Two pitchers, senior Tyler Walls and junior Hunter Wiltshire, combined to throw a shutout. Walls started the game and surrendered zero runs on zero hits over four innings, striking out five and walking zero. Wiltshire was credited with the victory. He surrendered zero runs on three hits over three innings, striking out three and walking zero. He induced a groundout from Putnam to finish off the game. Seniors Luke Harris and DJ Brakie, juniors Breckan Austin and Bronson Quinzer, and sophomore Kayden Hamilton each managed one hit. Hamilton’s hit was a double in the top of the 6th that brought in the two runs for the Cats. “We had very good pitching from Tyler and Hunter. They got out of some tough situations our defense put them in. It was great to see them battle,” head baseball coach Paul Quinzer said. Saturday’s 11 a.m. home baseball game against Webster County High School was canceled due to rain. The Cats will play again Wednesday, April 3 at Carmi-White County at 5:30 p.m.

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‘Lady Vikings’ continued from Page A1 nings, only allowing seven hits and four runs on 133 pitches. Brenton had 13 strikeouts and four walks. On Friday evening, the Lady Vikings beat the rain but came up short against undefeated Henderson County. North Posey’s season record is 1-2. The

Lady Vikings play again on Thursday, April 4, at home against Gibson Southern at 5 p.m. On Friday, April 5, the Lady Vikings play at home against Tell City at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, the Lady Vikings will be on the road and play at Mount Vernon with the first pitch at 5 p.m.

Arena Weekly sports schedules for April 2 - April 8, 2019 Mount Vernon Girls tennis Tuesday, April 2, at Evansville Harrison, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at home against North Posey, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at South Spencer, 11 a.m. Baseball Wednesday April 3, at Carmi IL, 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Vincennes Lincoln, 5 p.m. (Junior Varsity) Friday, April 5, at home against Heritage Hills, 5:30 p.m. (Varsity) Monday, April 8, at home against Tecumseh, 5:30p.m. Boys and girls track Tuesday, April 2, at Evansville Harrison, 4:45 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Princeton (Tri-State Invitational), 9 a.m. Golf Thursday, April 4, at home against Evansville Harrison and Evansville Day School, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Vincennes Invitational, 12 p.m. Softball Tuesday, April 2, at home against Evansville North, 5 p.m. Monday, April 8, at home against North Posey, 5 p.m. North Posey Baseball (Varsity) Wednesday, April 3, at Evansville Mater Dei, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Evansville Reitz, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Perry Central, 11 a.m. Monday, April 8, at Evansville North, 5 p.m. Baseball (Junior Varsity) Thursday, April 4, at Evansville Reitz, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Evansville Mater Dei (Round Robin Tournament), 11:30 a.m. Softball Thursday, April 4, at home against Gibson Southern, 5 p.m. Friday, April 5, at home against Tell City, 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at Mount Vernon, 5 p.m. Girls tennis Thursday, April 4, at Mount Vernon, 4:30 p.m. Boys and Girls Track Thursday, April 4, (Tri meet at Southridge) against Southridge and Princeton, 5 p.m. (CST) Monday, April 8, at Pike Central, 5 p.m. (CST)

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Former Vikings enjoying successful college athletic careers By Chris Morlan Currently, there are at least thirteen former North Posey athletes that are playing sports in college and doing quite well. Many of these athletes go unnoticed after they graduate high school. The following is an update on how these thirteen former North Posey students are performing in college sports. Evelyn Mauer is a 2018 graduate from North Posey. Mauer is attending Lindenwood University (Belleville, IL) on a softball scholarship. Evelyn is the daughter of Bill and Nicole Mauer of Wadesville. Mauer has played in three games this season. One game at First Base and two games as a pitcher. Her best game of the season was on March 26, against Harris-Stowe State when she went one for two at the plate with one run batted-in. Mauer is majoring in Exercise Science. Jacob Sanford is a 2018 graduate from North Posey. Sanford attends Oakland City University on a basketball scholarship. Jacob is the son of Jennifer and Scott Sanford of Wadesville. Sanford has started 27 of the 29 games played this season. His season-high in scoring was 26 points on January 26, against Campbellsville/Harrodsburg. Sanford helped lead the Mighty Oaks to the Christian College National Invitation Tournament Championship (CCNIT). After the CCNIT, Sanford was named to the All-Tournament team. Oakland City finished the season with a 24-5 record and a 19-game winning streak. Kayla Sanford is a 2016 graduate from North Posey. Sanford started her college basketball career at Olney Central Community College. Kayla is the daughter of Jennifer and Scott Sanford of Wadesville. Sanford is majoring in education/special education. While playing basketball at Olney Central, Sanford became the schools’ all-time three-point record holder. She was also named all-conference and all region during the 2017-2018 basketball season. Sanford transferred to Oakland City University last fall to continue her basketball career. On November 16 and 17, 2018, Sanford scored a season-high 15 points in games against Shawnee State University and Georgetown College. Oakland City finished their basketball season with a 14-8 record. Kimberlyn Weaver is a 2018 graduate from North Posey. Weaver is in her freshman year at Olney Central Community College. Weaver is the daughter of Deanna Russell of New Harmony. During the 2018-2019 basketball season, Weaver played in 32 games, averaging 17.8 minutes per game, scored 4.4 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game. Weaver made 90.5 percent of her free throws for the season. On November 14, 2018, Weaver scored 15 points against Rend Lake College and she scored 11 points against Shawnee Community College on January 16, 2019. Corey Heath is a 2018 graduate from North Posey. Heath is currently on the baseball roster at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana. Heath is a 2018 North Posey graduate and was a key contributor to the Viking baseball team last season. He is the son of John and Toni Heath of Wadesville. Franklin College is currently ranked in the Division Three Top 25 Poll. The Grizzlies currently have ten wins and six losses for the year. Jesse Kissel is a 2018 graduate from North Posey. Kissel plays linebacker for the Franklin College football team. Kissel is a 2018 North Posey graduate and the son of Brenda Garris. Kissel is majoring in Business. In his first year at Franklin, the football team posted an 8-2 season record. Kissel played in four games in his first year on the team. His best game was against Defiance University on October 6, 2018, when Kissel had three tackles. Kissel was a two-time All-State and All-PAC selection at North Posey. Alex Stewart is a 2018 graduate from North Posey. Stewart continued his football career last season at Birmingham Prep in 2019-66 ATTENTION Pursuant to IC-4-32.2-4-5, the American Legion Post 370 is publishing notice that an application for an annual bingo license has been file by: American Legion Post 370 516 Church Street New Harmony, IN 47631 Location of Bingo Event: 516 Church Street New Harmony, IN 47631 Operators: Barbara Jean Kerley Valerie Seifert Jim Haggard Katie Drianne Jones Tammy Sue Lyke John David Lyke Denise Lynn Ashby Officers of Organization: Gary Watts, Commander Tim Wilsey, First Vice Commander Rex Morris, Second Vice Commander Jack Penner, Adjutant Brian Strader, Finance Officer Jim Haggard, Sargent at Arms Any person may protest the proposed issuance of the annual bingo license. Protest letters must be received within fifteen (15) days from the date the last posting appears. The Commission shall hold a public hearing if ten (10) written and signed protest letters are received. Address Where Protest Letters Should be Sent: INDIANA GAMING COMMISSION Attention: Diane Freeman Charity Gaming Division East Tower Suite 1600 101 W. Washington Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 Published in the Posey County News on April 2, April 9, 2019 - hspaxlp

Alabama. Stewart is the son of Alex and Janice Stewart. He is majoring in Business Management. Birmingham Prep won the National Prep School Athletic Association Championship during his 2018 football season. Stewart had 62 carries for 340 yards and five touchdowns for Birmingham Prep last season. While at North Posey, Stewart carried the ball 342 times for 2,791 yards and 36 touchdowns in three varsity seasons with the Vikings. Stewart has recently transferred to Central State University in Wilberforce, OH to continue his football career for the 2019 season. Josh Wiggins is a 2017 North Posey graduate. Wiggins is a sophomore at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN. Wiggins is the son of Darrick and Jenny Wiggins of Poseyville. Wiggins recently won the 200-meter dash at the Indiana Wesleyan Polar Bear Invitational. Wiggins best times are 7.09 seconds in the 60-meter dash, 11.38 in the 100-meter dash, 22.59 seconds in the 200-meter dash, 8.45 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles, 15.49 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles and 56.77 seconds in the 400-meter dash. On February 11, 2019, Wiggins was named North Coast Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week. Wiggins was also named to the North Coast Athletic Conference All-Conference team and Great Lakes Region team. Levi Miller is a 2018 North Posey graduate. Miller has continued his wrestling career at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN. Levi is the son of Brad and Julayne Miller. Wabash finished the season with six wins and three losses as a team. Miller completed his freshman season at Wabash College with 23 wins and 20 losses in the 197-pound weight class. During the Mid-State Invitational, Miller placed third in his weight class and Wabash won the meet as a team. In the NCAA Division Three Central Regional, Miller finished seventh in the 197-pound weight class. Miller was a two-time state qualifier at North Posey. Hannah Ogg is a 2017 North Posey graduate. Ogg has excelled in softball at Danville Area Community College in Dannville, IL. Ogg is a pitcher and plays the utility role on offense. She is majoring in General Studies. Ogg was selected to the 2018 NJCAA All-American Third team, All-Midwest Athletic Conference First Team and All-Region 24 First Team as a pitcher. She was also named the Midwest Athletic Conference Pitcher of the year. For the 2018 season, Ogg won eighteen games and lost six with a 1.50 earned run average during her freshman year. She appeared in 32 of the 48 games played in 2018 and Ogg also hit .333 at the plate. This season, Ogg has four wins on the mound with a 0.41 earned run average. Ogg will transfer at the end of the school year and continue her softball career at Indiana Southeast during the 2020 season. Kristin Schorr is a 2017 North Posey graduate. Schorr took her volleyball skills to Oakland City University. Schorr is the daughter of Mike and Debra Schorr. Schorr was selected to the NCCAA Volleyball All-American Second Team. Last season, Schorr was named the Oakland City University Volleyball Offensive Player of the Year. Schorr’s season best stats were 26 kills and 30.5 points against Brescia University on September 6, 2018, 31 digs against Spalding on October 2, 2018 and 16 aces against Bluefield State on September 1, 2018.

Brooklynn Hamman is a 2016 graduate from North Posey. Hamman started her college career playing soccer and basketball at Kaskaskia College in Illinois. She is the daughter of Doug and Jackie Hamman. During the 2017 soccer season, Hamman received All-Region 24 and American Midwest Conference honors as a goalkeeper. Hamman also played two seasons of basketball at Kaskaskia. In her Freshman year, Hamman played in seven games and was a starter for four. She averaged 6.6 points per game. During her sophomore season, Hamman played in 30 basketball games averaging 3.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Hamman transferred to Missouri Baptist at the start of the 20182019 school year. She played in eleven games as a goalkeeper on the soccer team at Missouri Baptist last season with 18 saves at the goal. Kaitlyn Blankenberger has continued her basketball career at Trine University in Angola, IN. She is the daughter of Erin and Larry Blankenberger of Cynthiana. Kaitlyn is majoring in Biology. Blankenberger appeared in two games last season and averaged 1.0 points per game. Trine University completed their 2018-2019 basketball season with a 26-3 record and ranked in the Division Three Women’s Basketball Polls. 2019-62 LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Alcohol Beverage Board of Posey County, Indiana will hold a public hearing at 10:00 am on April 17, 2019 at the City Hall Annex Building, 520 Main St, in the city of Mount Vernon in said county, to investigate the propriety of holding an alcoholic beverage permit by the applicants listed herein to wit: RC6500133 Beer Wine & Liquor - Fraternal Club RENEWAL AMERICAN LEGION 5 203 WALNUT ST Mount Vernon IN D/B/A AMERICAN LEGION RR6511709 Beer Wine & Liquor - Restaurant (210) RENEWAL RED GERANIUM ENTERPRISES LLC 508 N STREET New Harmony IN D/B/A RED GERANIUM RESTAURANT DL6526490 Beer & Wine Dealer - Grocery Store RENEWAL NY PETROLEUM INC 602 W 4TH ST Mount Vernon IN D/B/A 800 EXPRESS RAGHBIR SINGH 333 LINCOLN AVE Bedford, President AMIT ARORA 503 E 4TH ST Mount Vernon, Secretary RR6531877 Beer Wine & Liquor - Restaurant (209) RENEWAL G ROGER McCORMICK 7228 MAIN ST Wadesville IN D/B/A BLUE MOON PUB Published in the Posey County News on April 2, 2019 - hspaxlp 2019-55 STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF POSEY

IN THE POSEY CIRCUIT COURT CIVIL DIVISION 01 CAUSE NO. 65C01-1901-MF-000034

United States of America, acting through Rural Housing Service, its successors and assigns, United States Department of Agriculture Plaintiff, v. James Wayne Gibson Timothy Paul Mendez Jane Clark Julia Hodges Linda Phillips Ida Skaggs Unknown Heirs, Assigns, Devisees, and Legatees, if any of Susan M. Gibson Defendants.

2019-65 The following County Operating Claims have been filed with the Auditor's Office and will be presented to the Board of Commissioners, POSEY COUNTY, IN at the regular session, April 2 2019 WILLIAM GOODEN $560.50 JOHN JACOB WARRUM $779.00 JARED M THOMAS $3,554.25 ERIN BERGER $4,667.50 WEST GROUP $2,124.57 LAW OFF. OF S DEIG LLC $6,220.79 JEAN HADLEY $1,710.00 ADVANTAGE PRINT $242.00 MCFADDIN HIGGINS $1,357.80 VANHAAFTEN & FARRAR $5,901.43 ZIEMER STAYMAN WEITZEL $5,090.13 GRAND TOTAL

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NOTICE OF SUIT The State of Indiana to the defendant(s) named above and any other person or persons who may be concerned. You are notified that you have been sued in the Court named above. The nature of the suit against you is: Foreclosure of real estate mortgage on: The North Half (N/2) of Lot Fifty-Nine (59) in Model Enlargement to the City of Mt. Vernon, Posey County, Indiana. Address: 616 Munchoff Street, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 Parcel: 65-2708-220-046.000-018 This summons by publication is specifically directed to the following named defendants whose addresses whereabouts is unknown; Jane Clark, James Wayne Gibson, Julia Hodges, Timothy Paul Mendez, Linda Phillips, Ida Skaggs, Unknown Heirs, Assigns, Devisees, and Legatees, if any of Susan M. Gibson, In addition to the above-named defendants being served by this summons there may be other defendants who have an interest in this lawsuit. If you have a claim for relief against the plaintiff arising from the same transaction of occurrence, you must assert it in your written answer. You must answer the Complaint in writing, by you or your attorney, within thirty (30) days after the third Notice of Suit is published, and if you fail to do so, a judgment will be entered against you for what the plaintiff has demanded.

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Sarah Beth Meighen Posey County Auditor Published in the Posey County News on April 2, 2019 - hspaxlp

2019-62 LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Alcohol Beverage Board of Posey County, Indiana will hold a public hearing at 10:00 am on April 17, 2019 at the City Hall Annex Building, 520 Main St, in the city of Mount Vernon in said county, to investigate the propriety of holding an alcoholic beverage permit by the applicants listed herein to wit: RC6500133 Beer Wine & Liquor - Fraternal Club RENEWAL AMERICAN LEGION 5 203 WALNUT ST Mount Vernon IN D/B/A AMERICAN LEGION RR6511709 Beer Wine & Liquor - Restaurant (210) RENEWAL RED GERANIUM ENTERPRISES LLC 508 N STREET New Harmony IN D/B/A RED GERANIUM RESTAURANT

Respectfully submitted, Patricia L. Johnson Patricia L. Johnson (23332-15) Gerner & Kearns Co., L.P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 7900 Tanners Gate Lane Florence, KY 41042 Phone: 513-241-7722 Fax: 859-292-5300 judicialservices@gernerlaw.com

DL6526490 Beer & Wine Dealer - Grocery Store RENEWAL NY PETROLEUM INC 602 W 4TH ST Mount Vernon IN D/B/A 800 EXPRESS RAGHBIR SINGH 333 LINCOLN AVE Bedford, President AMIT ARORA 503 E 4TH ST Mount Vernon, Secretary RR6531877 Beer Wine & Liquor - Restaurant (209) RENEWAL ATTEST; Clerk of the Posey Circuit Court

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Published in the Posey County News on March 19, March 26, April 2, 2019 - hspaxlp

Published in the Posey County News on April 2, 2019 - hspaxlp

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2019-49 LETTER OF NOTIFICATION - Delinquent Tax Sale Certificate of Purchase Pursuant to IC 6-1.1-25-4.5

LETTER OF NOTIFICATION - Delinquent Tax Sale Certificate of Purchase Pursuant to IC 6-1.1-25-4.5

TO: W. Regis Palmer and Llolanda P. Palmer P.O. Box 445 Mt. Vernon, IN 47620

TO: W. Regis Palmer and Llolanda P. Palmer P.O. Box 445 Mt. Vernon, IN 47620

RE: Cause Number: 65C01-1808-TS-386

RE: Cause Number: 65C01-1808-TS-386

STATE PARCEL NUMBER: PARCEL NUMBER: MAP NUMBER: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: ACREAGE: LOCATION ADDRESS:

STATE PARCEL NUMBER: PARCEL NUMBER: MAP NUMBER: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: ACREAGE: LOCATION ADDRESS:

65-14-06-320-024.000-19 65-14-06-320-024.000-19 008-00789-00 HARBORTOWN LOT 24 .36A 0.360000 BOARDWALK DRIVE MT VERNON, IN 47620

65-14-06-320-025.000-19 65-14-06-320-025.000-19 008-00790-00 HARBORTOWN LOT 25 .30A 0.300000 6210 CHESHIRE DRIVE MT VERNON, IN 47620

On September 24, 2018, I, Stephen E. Utley Jr. purchased DELINQUENT TAX CERTIFICATE OF PURCHASE # 651800110 in the amount of one hundred seventy dollars and seventy-eight cents ($170.78) which was in the name of Palmer, W Regis & Llolanda P (hereinafter called “owner” whether one or more) with the most current address of P.O. Box 445, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620. This certificate was purchased from the TREASURER OF POSEY COUNTY, INDIANA under the supervision of Vicki J. Peerman TREASURER of POSEY COUNTY. I, Stephen E. Utley Jr. am entitled to receive a deed for the tract or item of real property if it is not redeemed before the expiration of the period of redemption. The AUDITOR of POSEY COUNTY, INDIANA, or Stephen E. Utley Jr., or Stephen E. Utley Jr.’s assignee is entitled to reimbursement for additional taxes or special assessments on the tract or item of real property that were paid by these entities subsequent to the tax sale, lien acquisition, or purchase of the certificate of sale, and before redemption, plus interest. Stephen E. Utley Jr. has completed a title search dated October 17, 2018. The title search revealed Palmer, W Regis & Llolanda P as having a financial interest in the above-named property. This letter is to inform you that I shall apply for the tax deed on or before September 24, 2019. At the time of this letter, HARBORTOWN LOT 24 had not been redeemed and is eligible for redemption by anyone in the amount of one hundred seventy dollars and seventy-eight cents ($170.78) not including any additional taxes or special assessments on the tract or item of real property that were paid by these entities subsequent to the tax sale, lien acquisition, or purchase of the certificate of sale, and before redemption, plus interest. As the owner Palmer, W Regis & Llolanda P may have a right to any tax sale surplus, if any exists. HARBORTOWN LOT 24 must be redeemed on or before September 24, 2019, pursuant to IC 6-1.1-25-4.5. I, Stephen E. Utley Jr. am entitled to receive reimbursement for costs associated with the purchase of HARBORTOWN LOT 24 not to exceed the limitations pursuant to IC 6-1.1-25-4.5.

This letter serves as legal notification to any person(s) holding a financial interest in the above-named property. On September 24, 2018, I, Stephen E. Utley Jr. purchased DELINQUENT TAX CERTIFICATE OF PURCHASE # 651800111 in the amount of one hundred sixty-seven dollars and twenty-four cents ($167.24) which was in the name of Palmer, W Regis & Llolanda P (hereinafter called “owner” whether one or more) with the most current address of P.O. Box 445, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620. This certificate was purchased from the TREASURER OF POSEY COUNTY, INDIANA under the supervision of Vicki J. Peerman TREASURER of POSEY COUNTY. I, Stephen E. Utley Jr. am entitled to receive a deed for the tract or item of real property if it is not redeemed before the expiration of the period of redemption. The AUDITOR of POSEY COUNTY, INDIANA, or Stephen E. Utley Jr., or Stephen E. Utley Jr.’s assignee is entitled to reimbursement for additional taxes or special assessments on the tract or item of real property that were paid by these entities subsequent to the tax sale, lien acquisition, or purchase of the certificate of sale, and before redemption, plus interest. Stephen E. Utley Jr. has completed a title search dated October 17, 2018. The title search revealed Palmer, W Regis & Llolanda P as having a financial interest in the above-named property. This letter is to inform you that I shall apply for the tax deed on or before September 24, 2019. At the time of this letter, HARBORTOWN LOT 25 had not been redeemed and is eligible for redemption by anyone in the amount of one hundred sixty-seven dollars and twenty-four cents ($167.24) not including any additional taxes or special assessments on the tract or item of real property that were paid by these entities subsequent to the tax sale, lien acquisition, or purchase of the certificate of sale, and before redemption, plus interest. As the owner Palmer, W Regis & Llolanda P may have a right to any tax sale surplus, if any exists. HARBORTOWN LOT 25 must be redeemed on or before September 24, 2019, pursuant to IC 6-1.1-25-4.5. I, Stephen E. Utley Jr. am entitled to receive reimbursement for costs associated with the purchase of HARBORTOWN LOT 25 not to exceed the limitations pursuant to IC 6-1.125-4.5

Stephen E. Utley Jr. 6201 Cheshire Drive Mt. Vernon, IN 47620

Stephen E. Utley Jr. 6201 Cheshire Drive Mt. Vernon, IN 47620

Published in the Posey County News on March 19, March 26, April 2, 2019 - hspaxlp

Published in the Posey County News on March 19, March 26, April 2, 2019 - hspaxlp

This letter serves as legal notification to any person(s) holding a financial interest in the above-named property.


PAGE B6 - THE POSEY COUNTY NEWS 2019-67 ATTENTION Pursuant to IC-4-32.2-4-7.5, the American Legion Post 370 is publishing notice that an application for an annual charity game night license has been file by: American Legion Post 370 516 Church Street New Harmony, IN 47631 Location of Charity Game Night Event: 516 Church Street New Harmony, IN 47631 Operators: Barbara Jean Kerley Valerie Seifert Jim Haggard Katie Drianne Jones Tammy Sue Lyke John David Lyke Denise Lynn Ashby Officers of Organization: Gary Watts, Commander Tim Wilsey, First Vice Commander Rex Morris, Second Vice Commander Jack Penner, Adjutant Brian Strader, Finance Officer Jim Haggard, Sargent at Arms Any person may protest the proposed issuance of the annual charity game night license. Protest letters must be received within fifteen (15) days from the date the last posting appears. The Commission shall hold a public hearing if ten (10) written and signed protest letters are received. Address Where Protest Letters Should be Sent: INDIANA GAMING COMMISSION Attention: Diane Freeman Charity Gaming Division East Tower Suite 1600 101 W. Washington Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

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Court News Arrests March 21 Keenyn Wallace - Evansville - Driving While Suspended - ISP Michael Coburn - Mount Vernon - Warrant, Operating Motor Vehicle After Forfeiture of License for Life (petition to revoke) - PCS Michele Marie Powell Evansville - Warrant, Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury PCS Phillip Minton - Mount Vernon - Warrant, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia (petition to revoke) - MVPD Phillip Minton - Mount Vernon - Warrant, Failure to Remain at the Scene of an Accident (petition to revoke) - MVPD March 22 Cory Waters - Posey County Jail - Warrant, Fraud x 3 PCJ Jeffrey Witt - Mount Vernon

Published in the Posey County News on April 2, April 9, 2019 - hspaxlp

2019-63 NOTICE OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION NO. 65C01-1903-EU-000012 IN THE POSEY CIRCUIT COURT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF HAROLD H. SCHROEDER, DECEASED Notice is hereby given that SANDRA K. WILLETT and TERRY RAY SCHROEDER were on the 26th day of March, 3/28/2019, appointed as Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of HAROLD H. SCHROEDER, Deceased, who died testate on March 2, 2019, and were authorized to proceed with the administration of said decedent’s estate without Court Supervision. All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred. DATED at Mt. Vernon, Indiana this 26th day of March, 2018.

- Operating While Intoxicated - MVPD Brandon Furgerson - Chandler - Warrant, Failure of a Sex Offender to Possess Identification, False Informing, Resisting Law Enforcement, Resisting Law Enforcement, Disorderly Conduct (failure to appear) - PCS Matthew Cheshire - Evansville - Driving While Suspended - ISP March 23 James Elliott - Wadesville - Driving While Suspended PCS March 24 Heidi Hoy - New Haven, Ill - Possession of Syringe, Possession of Meth - NHPD March 25 Mary Huckleby - Mount Vernon - Warrant, Invasion of Privacy - PCS Deborah Clark - Wadesville - Warrant, Neglect of a Dependent (petition to revoke) - PCS Maranda Cantrell - Mount Vernon - Warrant, Possession of Methamphetamine, Neglect of a Dependent - MVPD Travis Schoening - Mount Vernon - Warrant, Possession of Methamphetamine, Neglect of a Dependent - MVPD Tammany Mosby - Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury to a Person Less than 14 Years of Age - MVPD March 28, 2019 Logan Ray - New Harmony - Driving While Suspended PCS

KAY KILGORE, Clerk, Circuit Court of Posey County, Indiana

Complaints By: Donna M. Curtis, Deputy

March 17 12:56 a.m. - Breaking and Entering - Someone is knock-

D. ANDREW NESTRICK Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC One Main Street, Suite 201 Evansville, IN 47708-1473 Ph: 812-452-3510 Fax: 812-421-4936 Email: andy.nestrick@skofirm.com

ing on her front door - Eighth Street, Mount Vernon 1:35 a.m. - Suspicious - Subject rant up to porch, knocked on their door, and took off in a loud vehicle Greenleaf Drive, Evansville 9:28 a.m. - Harassment Caller is wanting to speak with an officer about harassing female - Smith School Road, New Harmony 12:19 p.m. - Citizen Assist - Male subject is on his way to towing company with a tow truck - No location 3:41 p.m. - Trespassing Caller advised he has an unwanted female in his house and wants her to leave - Upper Mount Vernon Road, Evansville 4:19 p.m. - Welfare Check - Caller advised a male subject in a silver truck sitting in it, screaming for about an hour No location March 18 5:36 a.m. - Citizen Dispute - Advised they are trying to stop him from going to work. They are clowns - Grossman Road, Mount Vernon 11:14 a.m. - Disturbing the Peace - Boyfriend has started going crazy and breaking things - Pearl Street, Mount Vernon March 19 1:04 p.m. - Disturbing the Peace - Male subject with a knife. Some kind of altercation going on - Uebelhack Road, Mount Vernon 1:54 p.m. - Theft - Caller advised that female subject just in the store and stole some items - Southwind Plaza, Mount Vernon 4:14 p.m. - Domestic Violence - Caller states her boyfriend will not let her in her

house - Third Street, Mount Vernon 6:29 p.m. - Harassment Caller advised a male subject was verbally harassing her and calling her names - Second Street, Mount Vernon 7:28 p.m. - Domestic Violence - Male subject assaulted caller and choked her and punched her in the face - Lynn Drive, Mount Vernon March 20 4:14 p.m. - Citizen Assist - Advised she is afraid to go home because her husband has been verbally abusive - Roosevelt Drive, Mount Vernon 5:29 p.m. - Breaking and Entering - Advised someone attempted to break into her residence - Old Blairsville Road, Wadesville 6:14 p.m. - Citizen Dispute - Caller advised his neighbor, when he walks outside, makes his dog bark at him - Riviera Drive, Mount Vernon March 21 4:46 a.m. - Criminal Mischief - Caller advised there are subjects that keep throwing beer cans and bottles in his yard - Upton Road, Mount Vernon 7:05 a.m. - Criminal Mischief - Someone threw beer cans at vehicle, some damage - Upton Road, Mount Vernon 12:53 p.m. - Assault Working on house with cable company. Homeowner threw cable at caller - No Location 12:56 p.m. - Threatening Advised his wife passed away and daughter’s boyfriend is threatening caller - Copperline Road, Mount Vernon 7:54 p.m. - Disturbing the Peace - Advised a subject there that is refusing to leave - College Avenue, Mount Vernon

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Published in the Posey County News on April 2, April 9, 2019 - hspaxlp

2019-64 NOTICE TO BIDDERS Notice is hereby given that the undersigned Board of Commissioners of Posey County, IN. Will receive sealed bids at the Posey County Auditor’s Office in the Coliseum, Mt. Vernon, IN. Up to the hour of 4:00 PM local time May 6, 2019 Or up to 9:00 AM on May 7, 2019

The bidder shall submit his bid on forms prescribed by The State Board of Accounts and shall be accompanied by Certified check, cashier’s check, bidder’s bond or cash in the sum of ten percent (10%) of the bid including Any added alternates.

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Checks, bonds or cash securing other contracts or bids with the county will Not be treated as accompanying these bids.

Overlay on existing Black Top Gun Club Rd. Harmony Township Line Rd. St Wendel Rd. All material shall meet all requirement of the State and Federal Government. Successful bidder shall furnish the highway Department with a price list. Any item picked Up or delivered must have a SIGNED INVOICE Or PACKING SLIP accompanying it.

The board reserves the right to reject Any or all bids.

Posey County Commissioners Carl A. Schmitz Jay Price Randy Thornburg

The highway superintendent may require the Successful bidder to remove from the county job, Any of the bidder’s employees who the highway Department determines to be performing the Contracted work in an unsafe or unsatisfactory Manner or who are disruptive to the job site. Bidder shall comply in every respect with Indiana State Laws governing the purchases of County Supplies Bidder shall use US weight and measures.

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At home on the farm For Posey County couple, farm life runs deep with family ties By Thomas Butler Posey County is a sweet spot for agriculture. It sits on the river, making export convenient and a lot less expensive to transport crop. This provides opportunity to bring in industry. It is a small community with a big impact. Tom and Katy Lang both come from multi-generational farm families from Posey County. Though they grew up on opposite sides of the highway, both attended the same elementary school and graduated from Mount Vernon High School just as their three daughters, Hannah 18, Kelsey 16, and Shelby 12 are doing. They are a hard-working humble family who put God and family first. Tom farms at Lang Farms with his father, brother and nephew, but he recognizes that farming is not just an individual job. Although farming may seem very solitary when driving a tractor twelve hours a day, that is not the case. It takes a village. “The farmer is just one aspect of agriculture. It takes an army of other people in the community working together to support a farmer to grow and produce a crop. The co-op, the truck drivers, the fertilizer, chemical, seed and implement dealers, are just a few of the working parts that make a farmer successful. There is so much more to farming than just the farmer,” Lang said. Lang Farms produces corn, soybeans and wheat. The girls have hogs that they raise for 4-H and sell them at the fair. This gives them a sense of responsibility. “It’s hard work and seeing something grow under your care is a valuable life lesson. It makes you feel good about what you have done,” Kelsey said. The Lang girls enjoy farm life and they are no strangers to hard work. Part of their responsibilities include helping sweep out grain bins, planting the garden, delivering food in the fields during harvest or planting, loading bags, and picking up drift in the bottoms. “It’s probably not more responsibility than can be found for teenagers in other families, just different than people not raised rurally and in agriculture,” Kelsey said. This life has made a huge impact on the Lang girls and Tom wants to dispel any misconceptions that farmers have to be men. “We are more mechanized than we were forty years ago. It’s more technical and brains and brawn are equal. There is a whole lot more to it than just planting and harvesting. Being good stewards of the land, purchasing products, there are so many different aspects now to farming. With agriculture being one of the largest

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Tom and Katy Lang of Posey County pose for a family photo at the farm with their daughters, from left, Hannah, Shelby and Kelsey. Photo courtesy of Keren Greene. industries in the United States, there are plenty of avenues to consider,” Tom said. Farming is not only a job, it’s a way of life. “We do this on a daily basis and don’t realize how integrated farming and agriculture is in our everyday life and decisions. When you live it, you have more interest in the process and how things work or can be improved because it is part of who you are,” Katy said. Katy appreciates farm life and believes it helps teach her girls to respect all of God’s creations. The family takes pride in seeing the things they grow bring joy to others. “My favorite thing is raising our kids on the farm just like we were raised and seeing the benefits of that. Farming in general has taught them not to just think of themselves which can be difficult in today’s society. There are lots of opportunities in our farming community to help our neighbors. I like that my kids can see us coming together and helping each other - even if it’s just in small ways,” Katy said. Farming puts farmers at the mercy of mother nature and the inability to control that puts so much of life into perspective for the Lang family. “The weather, not knowing what is going on, is probably the most challenging part of farming. I can see what mother nature can give us if we take the opportunity to appreciate it. And on the other hand, there is a great respect for mother nature because it’s something we have no control over. It’s hard to schedule anything

non-farm related. It’s difficult to commit to something like a family vacation when things like the weather can change from day to day,” Tom said. It teaches patience. The family has seen first-hand how life can throw curves and that there are real challenges to be faced in farming and in life. The Langs realize that how they face those challenges is what builds character. Their morals, values, and faith are what see them through. One of the greatest joys of farming for all of them is working together with their family. “Being able to see and work with my family is a blessing. I don’t like repetition. I like doing different things and though farming is repeated from year to year, during the year there is always something different to do. The fruits of my labor and knowing we have worked together to provide something good is

wonderful,” Tom said. Daughter Hannah echoed that. “I love how we are able to all work together and be close to home. Most parents have to work long hours without seeing their family, where as we get to all work together. There are times when it can get a little frustrating, but in order to be successful we have to work together.” Katy sums up the family’s sentiment by saying, “Being in a small town is good and being part of a great farming community working together with multi generations of family to make a living, doing the best you can is a blessing.” The Langs have great respect for God and his bounty, for family and for their community. Just as Posey County is a small community with a big impact, the Langs, with the help of all those that support them, make a big impact, too. Farming is a way of life, and life is good.


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For Jason Mann, farming is more than a profession - it is a passion and a way of life. After spending time on the farm as a young adult, Mann came to find that it’s what he loves to do most in life. Photo submitted

After wearing many hats in life, Posey County farmer finds his way back to life on the farm By Thomas Butler “There’s always that night in the springtime when farmers just get started working and you’re going down the road after work and it’s dark and you’ve got your windows down. You can’t see anything around you, but you know when you drive past a field that just got freshly worked because you can smell it. It’s a smell like no other. If they could make an air freshener like that, they could sell millions of them. It’s the best smell there is. And that’s farming,” Jason Mann said. Mann has worn many hats throughout his life. He has served his country, been the lead singer in multiple bands, he’s been a DJ, a bar owner, a salesman, and a truck driver, to name just a few, but at the heart of it all, Mann has always been a farmer. Mann was introduced to farming at a young age, and his road from farm hand to farmer has been an interesting one. He joined the Navy right out of high school. In 1994 he came home after the death of his grandfather to help his step father, Jim Schwindel, on the farm. Being a farm hand is a job full of long hours and hard work. It yields great rewards, but money isn’t necessarily one of them, so Mann took on a lot of extracurricular jobs to supplement his income during that time. Mann was always drawn to music. “My biological dad is a full-time musician and plays for the Duke boys and has a of couple other bands. That is where I got my musical influence growing up,” Mann said. Mann was the frontman for the band “Boot Hill” from ‘95-’97. They mostly played in the Evansville area and though he enjoyed it, they stopped learning new material and they disbanded. During this time, Mann got the opportunity to audition for another big country band in Evansville called “Red Sky”. They were more of a traditional country band and were doing fresher music more in line with Mann’s style. When their lead singer left the band and an opening came up, Mann auditioned and got the position. “Red Sky” was a serious band with a booking agent and they traveled regionally. They played a lot of casino

circuits and after one gig in Minneapolis at the Shooting Star Casino, Mann and the band played from Sunday to Saturday from 7-1. It was a vocal workout that Mann was not used to and after that week his vocal cords were raw. The plan was to come home for a few days to rest and then travel to West Virginia with the band to open for Hank Williams III. However, trying to farm and travel with the band proved too difficult and Mann found himself at a crossroad. “I got home and it was a perfect spring. The fields were ready to plant and there was no rain in sight. I had to make a choice - I chose farming,” Mann said. Mann quit the band and hasn’t looked back since. “I have a lot of what ifs had I pursued music full time, but I have no regrets about choosing farming,” Mann said. As the band came to an end so did the additional income. So when a DJ friend decided to get out of the business, Mann purchased the equipment and began DJing events. “Some weeks I would DJ seven nights a week and doing that and farming was burning my candle at both ends,” Mann said. In 2010 Mann decided to sell the DJ equipment and to focus solely on farming. In 2011 he entered into a partnership with Schwindel on the farm and worked to become well-rounded in all aspects of the business. In 2014 Mann got an opportunity to take on another supplemental job that has served him well. He started selling Stewart Seed. “It’s fun for me. I like people and I like talking to them, but I don’t like bugging people,” Mann said. Mann understands both sides of the business and works to not only provide farmers with good product, but also good service and with that comes the basic understanding of farm life. Much of the seed business and the contacts that need to be made in order to build and maintain customers happens during the busiest time of the season for farmers. “The time the company wants me to talk to them is the time that farmers don’t have time to be talked to. I live in this community and whether I continue to sell

seeds or not I don’t want to be disliked. It’s a fine line,” Mann said. Mann maintains a good balance and finds himself fortunate to be able to promote a good company with a good product that he believes in. “My farm is 100 percent Stewart Seed. I couldn’t look someone in the eye and promote something I didn’t believe in,” Mann said. “It’s been a very good supplement. With the way the farm economy is now, it’s been a saving grace for me. Most 45-year-old farmers have been farming on the business side of it since their early 20s. They are 20 plus years into the business where I didn’t really jump in to it until 2011 so I’m an equivalent to a 28-29-yearold farmer in that respect. I don’t have the equity built up like most 45-yearold farmers do right now. Economically, with all the trade wars and grain prices the way they are, margins are tight so the seed side of it has really helped me there with income. That’s been a big advantage to selling seed,” Mann said. In 2015, Schwindel retired and Mann took over the farm. He currently farms around 1600 acres with the help of his one hired hand, Duane Dowler. The majority of his land is in point township but he does farm some land for the McFadins and for Dennis Topper. Farming in point township has its own unique set of problems. One specific issue is flooding. Mann learned at an early age that mother nature cannot be controlled or predicted and he said, “in a nutshell, you don’t ever pay for a vacation in advance.” Case in point, his mom and stepdad had to return from their honeymoon early because of flooding. “I called the cruise line and got a hold of the captain to let them know the water was coming. I was a teenager at home and there was grain in the bins and equipment to move so they had to cut their vacation short,” Mann said Mann resides in the same home he occupied as a teenager and each time it floods, he gets a little wiser. He currently rents property from Bill Templeton to store his seed and to work on his equipment, but back then they would have to move everything to higher

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ground and depending on the water level, they may have to turn around and move it again. “I have a lot of friends who pitch in to help. I try to move my grain out in December so I don’t have to worry about it,” Mann said. Generally, the risk of flooding elevates in late winter and early spring. For Mann, grain is priority number one. Equity is a close second. With help he usually manages to get it all out in one day, then depending on how high the river gets he may have to move out everything in the shop. Mann’s farm consists of two different farm elevations - the river bottoms and bluff ground. April to November is growing season and the bluff ground typically isn’t affected, but the bottom ground generally has a much higher risk of flooding giving him a 50/50 chance of harvesting it. “Crop insurance is a huge risk management tool for farmers to use. It’s expensive and it is rated differently based on elevation, but I can’t afford not to have it. It’s required actually,” Mann said. Flood water takes no prisoners so it isn’t only crop and farming equipment affected. Mann’s home was built in 1976. He was a senior in high school when the first flood entered his house in 1991. The second time was 1997, then 2005, then again in 2011 and most recently 2018. The water level in his home during those times ranged from 26 inches to 73 inches. “You learn to live minimally. The less stuff you have to move the better. Every time the water gets in the house, I get a little smarter. The last two years I started renting a trailer to haul my belongings out of harm’s way,” Mann said. This year the water was six inches away from getting in his house. Most

times he has to boat from his home to higher ground on the highway. “Flood insurance only cover things that cannot be moved. Structural and electrical, but nothing outside the house - not farm equipment or grain,” Mann said. With the FEMA flood policy, Mann has figured his return of premiums is a wash since the last flooding. It’s risk management. “I’ve learned to suck it up, clean it up, and go on with life,” Mann said. Although each day in the life of a farmer is different, there is a certain routine. Mann describes a typical day during harvest season. He is up and at it at 5 a.m. Days are shorter then so he is up before sunrise. He dries corn and grain all night so it is ready to load into the trucks. “I’m limited on storage down there which is another flood restriction. I could put up more bins, but I would have to put the foundation up so high they wouldn’t be functional. I’m limited on storage. On a decent year or better I’ve got to keep grain moving to town so when I get to harvest that day, I have room to bring it in and dry it and dump it,” Mann said. Once the trucks are loaded, Dowler takes them to town, and Mann begins the task of checking and repairing equipment. Mann makes as many of the repairs that he is qualified to do, but with equipment becoming so computerized, he must look to the dealerships to handle bigger issues. Around 10 a.m. he heads out into the field to start the harvest for that day and typically stays out until after dark. Once he returns from the field, he gets the wet grain ready to dry. Then Dowler goes home and although the drying process is automated, Mann still keeps an eye on it. Next, he begins fall tillage or ground prep for planting - sometimes working ground until midnight. Then sleep, rise and repeat - a pace he continues for at least two months. It’s not just manual labor that is required. There is a business side that is just as involved. “The older I get, the harder it is and it’s not for everyone, but for me I enjoy farming. It’s peaceful. I can think and relax and every day is different,” Mann said. Mann wants to dispel

some common myths typically attached to farmers. “It seems like there is a perception that farmers have a lot of money, but I think people don’t realize that farmers may handle a lot of money, but they don’t make a lot of money. There is stress and debt and financial aspects. It’s a cycle every farmer goes through. You have your boom and your bust and we are kind of in a bust cycle right now, but we will come out of it,” Mann said. He also wants to dispel the misconception that farmers are their own boss. Although farming does come with a sense of freedom, it does require self-disciple and efficiency. And you always answer to someone. Mother Nature especially. “I don’t care what you do for a living you are always going to have a boss - someone to answer to. It’s the same with farming. You have the Ag lender as your boss, your landlords that you farm for are your bosses. Just because you are self-employed doesn’t mean you’re your own boss,” Mann said. For Mann, farming is more than a profession - it is a passion and a way of life. He finds himself in a community of good, solid people. “A saying I’ve always admired in farming is: To raise a good crop, you’ve got to do hundreds if not thousands of things correctly, but to have a failure you only have to have one thing go wrong. Every year is a gamble. It’s a calculated risk, but it’s still a gamble. You second guess yourself a lot,” Mann said. But at the end of every long hard day full of opportunities and challenges, Mann loves what he does. “There’s a certain romantic quality to farming. It’s a lifestyle that is unlike any other job. It’s not something that when you get home from at the end of the day you can turn off. Some aspect of it is always on your mind. So, to talk about your busiest day, it’s 24 hours because you dream about it and when you are awake you are thinking about it. It’s all consuming. That’s what farming is. If for some reason, I couldn’t farm anymore, I don’t know what I would do to get the satisfaction out of a job that I get now,” Mann said.

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than return to their old behavior. The jail garden program is just one more way to build a person’s self-esteem. The success of the jail garden program has prompted Sheriff Latham to consider a new, wider reaching educational program “for our specific environment.” Still in its planning stages, the new program is being formulated by former County Councilman Don Mattingly, who has contributed volumes of volunteer hours to his community, and Circuit Court Judge Craig Goedde along with Latham. Although it will not provide in-depth educational training, it will help prepare minimal risk inmates to return as productive members of society. The new program would be offered to inmates, Latham said, three to five months prior to their release on probation. The curriculum will teach basic life skills in finances, for example, and will help individuals become marketable to employers. “Hopefully, they would be able to utilize whatever skill they developed in the workforce,” Latham explains. “In addition, we’re going to try to reach out to some busi-

nesses that would maybe not only accept these employees, but be able to benefit from it as well. It’s really a win-win situation.” The program will be best suited for individuals who take responsibility for their mistake, Latham comments, and now having paid for it, want to start a new life and become an asset to society. “Not everybody in jail are horrible people. Most people in jail have made some decisions that had adverse effects on them and their family. Many of those decisions were due to some type of addiction, whether it be alcohol, whether it be narcotics, whether it be synthetic drugs, whatever,” he adds. “There are some very hard workers incarcerated here because of their dependency … They made a decision they wouldn’t make if they were sober.” Latham cautions those of us on “the outside” to guard against pride and prejudice concerning the incarcerated — particularly in the form of self-righteousness. He encourages us to ask ourselves, as he did his staff, “What is the difference between inmates and us?” His answer—nothing. “At some point in life, most of us have done something we could have been put in jail for—whether it’s underage drinking … or stealing a candy bar,” he points out. “We should all humble ourselves and try to do better instead of trying to judge other people by their actions. It’s not our place to judge. That will come later.” The jail garden and the new educational jail program can enable inmates a chance to redeem the time. Most of us can appreciate that desire.

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By Pam Robinson Spring’s arrival means garden planning to ensure a timely harvest of fresh produce. Gardeners all over Posey County consult their copy of the latest Farmer’s Almanac and start to collect seeds for planting. Commercial greenhouses tend also to seedlings to be sold for planting. Nothing beats the sweet taste of summer vegetables, and everyone wants the first bite. The inmates at the Posey County Jail appreciate these delicacies as much as the rest of us, especially when they’ve earned the privilege of caring for and sharing the fruits of their own garden labor. Posey County Sheriff Tom Latham states at least as early as former Sheriff Don Jackson the jail garden has been an educational program for inmates. The program has continued successfully from 1997, if not before, with a hiatus a few years ago. As Sheriff Latham explains, the climate must be just right each spring for the jail garden to become a reality. “We have to maintain the safety and security of the jail, the inmates, the staff, and the public. If anything comes in the way to interrupt that, then we’re not going to do it,” he comments. Latham needs enough jail officers to place one officer outside with two or three minimal risk inmates for the gardening. “Obviously, we’re not going to have somebody out there who is a convicted child molester or a rapist or somebody of a high crime,” he stresses. “These would be more so probably Trusty’s and maybe female Trusty’s. They are trusted a little more than the rest of the population.” The participants are, then, better behaved inmates on lesser crimes. Although the sheriff struggled at the beginning of this year with staffing, he reports he is fully staffed with 14 jail officers now even though he still needs to hire two more sheriff deputies to reach a full count of 17, including himself. He believes the jail garden will become a reality again this year. The jail garden costs taxpayers $0. The seeds, plants, and fertilizer and any additional growing costs for the garden come out of the inmate commissary fund. The jail garden offsets, in fact, the cost of meals for the inmates during the summer. The kitchen staff welcomes all the tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, and cauliflower for their menus. The jail garden program trusts in the merit of healing society one person at a time. “If these folks are getting educational benefit, in my eyes, it’s worth it,” Latham states. “It’s a rewards program. They’re going to plant this and see it grow, and they’re going to see it grow because of their ability to maintain it. When they look at what they’ve done — at their work and dedication — I hope they feel that sense of accomplishment.” That sense of accomplishment is essential in helping inmates to turn their lives around. The goal is to help someone get a new lease on life upon release from jail rather

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NP FFA sets date for award banquet, elects 2019-2020 officers The North Posey FFA Chapter will be having the Parent/Member Award Banquet on April 3, 2019 at 6 p.m., in the High School cafeteria. The Chapter had several members prepared for the District X contest on March 22, 2019 at Heritage Hills High School. The Chapter’s livestock and dairy teams are preparing for their contest. The livestock contest will be held April 4, 2019 at Pike County. The Dairy contest will be held on May 8, 2019 with the location to be determined. The juniors will plant a Round Xtend Soybean once again this year. Local seed dealers are asked to contact Mr. Wassmer at 812-673-4299 during school hours or email him at mwassmer@northposey.k12.in.us for more details. On March 22, 2019 the North Posey FFA Chapter held their Officer Elections for the 2019-2020 school year. The slate passed and the newly elected officers are as follows: President: Emma Goebel; Vice President: Mallory Motz; Secretary: Camden Bender; Treasurer: Cole Koester; Reporter: Grace Glaser; Sentinel: Sam Belt; Second ViceMembers of the North Posey FFA 2019-2020 officers include, l to r: Camden Bender, Cole Koester, Mallory Motz, Emma Goebel, President: Isabel Glaser; and Second ReportIsabel Glaser, Grace Glaser, Sam Belt, and Jaxson Bender. Photo submitted er: Jaxson Bender.

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Never a dull minute Heather Allyn’s community involvement, coupled with life on the farm, keep her on her toes By Lois Mittino Gray Heather Allyn is a dynamo who wears so many hats she could fill a millinery closet. She is President of the Posey County Council, 4-H Country Bumpkins Club leader, a County Fair Board member, an active PTO member at Marrs Elementary, as well as a substitute teacher there, Secretary of the First Christian Church Board, and a member of the Posey County Economic Development Partnership and Broadband Study Committee. She lives and works on a family farm of over 6,000 acres and nurtures her loving family of husband Matt and four children — Zack, 22; Grant, 17; Amber, 15; and Alaina, 10. With her many talents, she Heather Allyn and her daughter Amber work at the can easily switch from runfmaily farm. Photo submitted

Heather Allyn poses for a photo with members of her country Bumpkins 4-H Club. Photo submitted ning a very professional government meeting to grading essays submitted by students as a member of the Posey County Community Foundation Scholarship Committee. Her secret to success? It is incredible time management skills and a very positive and pleasant attitude toward home, family and service to others. The active Mrs. Allyn attributes her role model early in life to her grandfather, Rodney Brown of Evansville. “He would tell me if you see something that is wrong or should be done to help improve something and say ‘someone should do something’, then look in the mirror. That someone should be you. You are somebody.” While others were on Spring Break trips this past

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week, Heather said, “We are not a go to the beach on vacation family. This is a time for hauling corn and spreading chemicals and doing spring prep work. Right now, my 17-year-old is learning to drive the big semi hauling a load today, with his sister riding alongside,” she explained. “Summer vacation for us is the county and state fairs.” The farm is in the range of 6,000 acres with parcels in Posey and White County, Ill., so moving farm implements, not using Interstates, can pose a challenge at certain times of year. The farm operation has three full-time employees and oldest son Zack, who has an associate business degree from Ivy Tech, also works there, as well as Heather’s husband, his brother and his father. They raise corn, soybeans, and wheat and have 100 head of sheep, so lambing time in the spring is a very busy time for everyone. Heather Allyn grew up in Spencer County and attended Heritage Hills High School. Her family had a large garden, but no crops, nothing like the extensive farm spread she moved to in Mount Vernon after her marriage to Matt. Both attended the University of Southern Indiana and graduated with business degrees, which helps with farm finances. In the early years, the family became active in 4-H and Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer activities, especially at the state fair. “Now, I guess we’re just old farmers,” she said with a smile. At the local county fair level, Heather stays busy with Fair Board work. She started the annual baby contest and now runs the talent show. Her children show animals and enter projects and both daughters have been 4-H princesses. She has been a leader of the Country Bumpkins 4-H Club for ten years. “It has about 15-20 members with a big divide in ages. There are sophomores and members in third and fourth grades. I am so pleased to watch the older ones help the younger ones do their projects.” They are presently getting ready for

the April 12 “Share the Fun” activity. Allyn’s children are individuals who all do different activities. Heather can be found making time for dance recitals, softball and baseball games, and USI science fairs. This is her last year to stir burgoo and help with other Marrs Elementary fundraisers. She has done that for the past seventeen years, stepping up to serve stints as President and Treasurer. Alaina is moving on to the junior high next year. Allyn has helped with fundraisers at the junior and senior high school, too. “I don’t want to guess at how many homemade cinnamon rolls I’ve made for cheerleader fundraisers at home football games,” she joked. Heather Allyn started into political life as a member of the Mount Vernon School Board, representing District 2, for six years. She served as President for two years and as Secretary and VicePresident, while immersing herself in school issues. She resigned from that board when she won election to a seat on the Posey County Council in 2017. She was elected as President of the Council for 2018 and then re-elected to the position by her peers in 2019. While running for the council, her two issues were the new sewage treatment plant and increasing the county broadband Internet service. “Both will promote growth in the county and encourage people to live here. For example, some of the homes in St. Phillip are beautiful, but people don’t want to live where they cannot get good Internet service. The sewer plant will help increase home sales in Blairsville and Wadesville,” she remarked. “That is a good area for potential growth. Kids who grew up here are not always sticking around. We are losing people and school enrollment.” Madame President enjoys her political work and monitors ongoing progress with issues, such as the new Midwest Fertilizer plant. “I think there are exciting things happening in the county and I am honored to be part of it.”

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Posey County farm wins big in yield competition By Pam Robinson In a perfect world, according to lessons at seed meetings, farmers could expect a bag of corn to produce 800 bushels per acre. Once dumped out, however, the corn meets with adversity, “deductions,” to use farm jargon. Pests take a bite out of the yield. Inclement weather strikes a blow. Soil deficiencies cause loss. By harvest time, Jeff Sailer of U & S Farms estimates, 175-180 bushels per acre would be typical for this area. He and his partner at U & S Farms, David Uhde, must surely have celebrated the yield of 292 bushels of corn per acre in the 25-acre quadrant entered into the 2018 DeKalb Yield Chasers competition. It earned the two farmers the firstplace award for the ninecounty Southwest Indiana region. They achieved their goal of reaching beyond their second-place award in the 2017 competition. Sailer accepted the firstplace honors for U & S Farms at a February 12, 2019, awards banquet in Louisville, Kentucky. He and David Uhde formed U & S Farms January 1, 1996, when David’s father, Don Uhde, retired and sold his part of Uhde Farms to Sailer, a relative. “I worked for them a couple of years, helping them,” Sailer recalls. “Don said, ‘I really like what I see. David wants to get bigger, but I don’t.’ It was a huge opportunity for me. He offered me that, and I was able to purchase his half.” U & S Farms cultivates corn, soybeans, and wheat and raises beef cattle. The main farm is located in northwest Posey County near Savah with separate acreage as far south as Hovey Lake and as far

Company representatives present Jeff Sailer and his wife Julie with the first-place 2018 DeKalb Yield Chasers award for the nine-county Southwest Indiana region. Photo submitted north as Harmonie State Park. Already, Sailer and Uhde have entered the 2019 Yield Chasers competition in both corn and soybeans. Last year, they worked with soybeans in the competition as well, but the yield wasn’t high enough for them to place. Sailer explains how the competition works. Competing farmers must set aside a 25-acre block of land and keep an exacting report of crop information and, ultimately, the yield per acre in bushels of the land block. A program called Climate Fieldview tracks all required data for Sailer and Uhde. “Everything we do goes into that program. It’s all GPS, so it shows the exact field you’re in and labels what is applied. By doing so we can go back and generate a field report. You can go in and take sections of that field and look at the yields on it,” Sailer states. “All along the way,

we’re taking tissue samples and monitoring nutrients in those plants as they grow. If the plant needs anything at all, we’re going back out to the field and trying to correct our deficiencies. You’re making sure that plant has every available thing it could possibly need to give you the highest yield the weather will permit.” The Yield Chasers competition promotes healthy sparring among farmers. Having placed first in the region, Sailer and Uhde dream of beating the 2018 state winner, Kevin Kalb of Dubois County. Sailer reports Kalb’s plot yielded about 372 bushels of corn per acre. “It’s kind of like a baseball game. There’s camaraderie, but there’s also, ‘I can do better than that,’” Sailer comments. “There are a lot of commentaries and sessions [on farming] where they interview live. We went to the Commodities Classic this year, and there were a lot of those

going on. It was neat listening to all of them talk and jab at one another, if you will. The competition’s there.” U & S Farms hopes eventually to achieve the impossible dream. While the Yield Chasers competition is localized, Sailer remarks, the National Corn Growers Association, or NCGA, challenges farmers

to compete with their peers in every state. “You have to have a minimum yield entry of 300 bushels per acre just to get in [this national competition]. . .Last year’s award winner was in the 532 bushels per acre category,” he explains. These local and national contests mark the trend in farming over the past three or four years. Sailer says farmers try to do things to push yields higher. “Prices are lower on commodities now,” he states, “so everyone is looking for ways to push yields higher.” The formula may seem counterproductive, but farmers need to sell more and more to turn a profit with prices becoming less and less substantial. With prices so low, and production costs so high, Sailer states some farmers have chosen to pursue another profession. More to the point, as he read in a recent article, he points out the suicide rate is up among farmers as well. “That’s just how seriously they take farming,” he states. For those left behind, they must work with the very best farming practices to make a living.

Sailer says the yield competition winners, particularly at the national level, put on meetings and give talks about their achievements to motivate their peers to succeed in today’s market. “They are getting more guys like myself to start thinking about the minor details of things, and we’re starting to move the needle,” he comments. “What we could consider a normal year—maybe 175, 180 bushels of corn for this area, 200 bushels, maybe— we’re moving that needle to that 300 number and beyond. That’s the trend. People are attempting to push that yield.” Farming now means as much, or more, time spent analyzing the details of the field report as in planting and plowing. “Farming is complex. It’s a lot of office time. It’s a super high management practice now,” Sailer asserts. “You’re more a businessman than a farmer.” That being said, Sailer still recognizes, “Mother Nature is in control.” Still it doesn’t hurt, to try at least, to fool her with the technology inside an enclosed tractor cab.

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Mallory Motz was selected as one of two February 4-H’ers of the Month by the Posey County 4-H Council. She is a nine year member of the Hoosier Boosters 4-H Club and is its current President. Mallory has been outstanding in her leadership, community service, and overall club contributions as a 4-H member. She has donated food items to Family Matters and serves as Secretary for North Posey FFA. Mallory attends NPHS and is the daughter of Dennis and Michele Motz of Wadesville. Jenna Veatch has been selected by the Posey County 4-H Council as the other February 4-H’er of the Month. Jenna is an eight year member of the Country Bumpkins 4-H Club and currently attends MVHS. She is always willing to share fun ideas with her club members and

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Mallory Motz is working on a club skit for the upcoming 4-H Share-theFun talent show. Jenna also created a school fundraiser with the help of a fellow club member for a classmate of theirs who is undergoing treatment for leukemia. She is the daughter of Karen and

Tommy Upshaw of Mount Vernon. Both of these Posey County 4-H’ers will be awarded $25 at the 4-H Achievement Banquet in November. To receive this award, a 4-H’er must be nominated by a parent, 4-H Club Leader, or other

adult. The Posey County 4-H Council selects two winners every month, from January through September. To find out more information, please contact the Posey County Extension Office by calling 812-838-1331 or emailing poseyces@purdue.edu.

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By Hans Schmitz Every year, average county yields for corn and soybean are published, providing an important tool for farmers and the agricultural industry. Some farm programs hinge on having average yields provided. Those numbers came out the evening of March 21. The National Agricultural Statistics Service collects data on many factors in the agricultural industry, providing an unbiased view of the current state of agriculture from the county level to the national level. Collecting acres planted into a specific crop gives an early perspective on the amount of a potential crop that could go to market. Monitoring price received gives an indicator of farm profitability in various sectors and regions. Yield statistics are a final measure of total production as well as the variability in production by region. Wherein a certain number of yields can be reported for a county, that county gets an average. If the number of data points is too low, county yields are not reported, relying instead on a district average. Let’s look at winter wheat as an example. In 2018, Gibson County winter wheat averaged 72.8 bushels per acre, while Vanderburgh County averaged 69.3 bushels. Posey County did not have enough data points, and therefore was lumped in with Spencer County, Daviess County, and others for a group average of 63.8 bushels per acre. That number being lower than Vanderburgh or Gibson County, a county that can produce a good yield has some incentive to provide enough data points for an accurate representation. Drawbacks also exist to high county average yields. Direct payments to farmers were abolished in the 2014 farm bill. Instead, safety net programs like the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs were offered to farmers. ARC offered some payment if county average yield and marketing year average price equaled a revenue below what was calculated as reasonable. PLC offers a payment if marketing year average price were below a reference price deemed sustainable, to oversimplify. An overwhelming majority of local producers signed up for ARC from 2014-2018, and once committed, could not change programs. The ARC uses county average yields in calculations, which means farmers could not know whether a payment would be made until those yields were released. Those corn and soybean yields are usually released the last week of February. Those yields are a month late this year. NASS employees do not work during government shutdowns. The average corn yield in Posey County for 2018 was 182.4 bushels per acre, with soybeans clocking in at 55.3 bushels per acre. For comparison, Vanderburgh County corn averaged 179.6 bushels and Gibson County corn 184 bushels. Soybeans in Vanderburgh County averaged 56.4 bushels per acre, with Gibson County averaging 57.3 bushels. Those yields are not recordbreaking by any means, but we have averaged far worse in this decade. They are high enough to prevent an ARC payment for corn, likely for soybean as well, according to the University of Illinois FAST Tool payment estimator. In addition to government programs, some crop insurance tools use the county average yield in their calculations. County average yields can be useful for determining land values in an area. The statistics are valuable in many different ways. For more information on those ways, please contact Hans Schmitz at 812838-1331 or hschmitz@purdue.edu.

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IN FARM BUREAU CELEBRATES 100TH March 25 Proclaimed as Indiana Farm Bureau Day

Jim Droege, Posey County Farm Bureau president, speaking to the members about information on their votes.

Indiana Farm Bureau recently celebrated its 100th anniversary at the Statehouse. INFB held a cake and coffee reception to honor the date of its founding, March 25, 1919. Many legislators attended the event as well as INFB staff and members of INFB’s board of directors, Women’s Leadership Committee and a special 100th anniversary planning committee. “One of the initial goals in Indiana Farm Bureau’s early years was to increase representation of farmers and rural citizens in the legislature,” said Randy Kron, INFB president. “Today, we were able to celebrate a century of advocating for agricultural and rural needs. It was a great opportunity to reflect on our past accomplishments and to get excited about what lies ahead for Indiana Farm Bureau.” During the event, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch read a proclamation issued by the Governor’s Office proclaiming March 25, 2019 as “Indiana Farm Bureau Day.” Among other milestones, the proclamation noted INFB’s presence in all 92 of Indiana’s counties, grassroots advocacy efforts and the formation of Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance in 1934. Following the cake and coffee reception, members of INFB’s board of directors attended the reading of a joint resolution honoring INFB on both the House and Senate floors. “Every day, I’m honored to represent our farmer members and serve as president of this organization – today was icing on the cake,” said Kron. “As I travel the state, I regularly see our volunteer members’ efforts to form a collective voice for the agricultural industry. I believe Indiana Farm Bureau is well positioned to support farmers, agribusiness professionals and rural communities for another 100 years.” About Indiana Farm Bureau: 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Indiana Farm Bureau (INFB). Since 1919, it has protected the livelihood, land, equipment, animals and crops of Hoosier farmers and is the state’s largest general farm organization. As a farmer’s strongest advocate, INFB works diligently to ensure a farmer’s right to farm, because agriculture is so vital to Indiana’s economy. Learn more at INFB.org. Photos by Peg Heckman relate to the Posey County event recently held at the 4-H Community Center.

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Sam Koester discussing resolutions to be voted on by the Farm Bureau members.

Sheryl Seib announcing 50 year Farm Bureau members

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Cans were brought to the meeting for the area local food bank. They hoped to get 100 cans.

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Ciara, age 10, standing in the 100-year numbers. Ciara is the daughter to Matt and Carla Schenk of Wadesville.


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Mark Seibert and Kenny Seibert of Seibert Brothers, Inc., and Dennis and Connie Angel were honored as River Friendly Farmers during the Indiana State Fair on August 15, 2018. They were nominated by members of the Posey County Soil and Water Conservation District. Photo by Theresa Bratcher

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